accessory nerve

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Related to Accessory nerves: eleventh cranial nerve, nervus accessorius, CN11
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Synonyms for accessory nerve

arises from two sets of roots (cranial and spinal) that unite to form the nerve

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These texts contain several assertions about the apparent origin of glossopharyngeal, vagus and accessory nerves. For example, the following descriptions are found for the glossopharyngeal nerve.
The emergence of the vagus nerve occurs by the collateral sulcus bulb (Legros et al.; Coello & Coello), between the glossopharyngeal and accessory nerves (Coello & Coello).
It contains fibers of nucleus ambiguus, and the glossopharyngeal and the accessory nerves. The dorsal motor nucleus adds visceromotor fibers to the nerve.
As the internal jugular vein, glossopharyngeal, vagus and spinal accessory nerves pass extracranially through the JF; the presence of the glomus jugulare tumor may compress these neurovascular structures thus leading to a loss of hearing and paralysis of the lower cranial nerves (Sethi et al.).
At surgery, a large loculated cyst was found that had to be dissected from the internal carotid artery, internal jugular vein, and the vagus and accessory nerves. The cyst measured 90 x 50 x 33 mm, and it contained thick, yellow, inspissated material (figure 2,A).
These benign and slowly growing tumors can arise from the vagus, glossopharyngeal, and spinal accessory nerves; lesions at these different sites are not always distinguishable from each other, either clinically or on imaging.
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