vestibulocochlear nerve

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Synonyms for vestibulocochlear nerve

a composite sensory nerve supplying the hair cells of the vestibular organ and the hair cells of the cochlea

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All cranial nerves may be involved with the exception of cranial nerve VIII.
One child with palsy of cranial nerve VIII experienced irreversible unilateral deafness despite three courses of treatment.
Symptomatic cranial nerve VIII involvement in this patient prompted treatment for neurosyphilis, despite equivocal (but typical) CSF findings.
The DON has an extensive rostral-caudal distribution in the lateral medulla between the entrances of the anterior ramus of cranial nerve VIII and cranial nerve X [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1A OMITTED].
The additional occurrence of an injury to cranial nerve VIII in our patient highlights the need for physicians to be aware of previous VIIIth nerve damage before exposing a patient to a potentially neurotoxic agent.