The Clinical Anatomy of the Cranial Nerves. The Nerves of "On Old Olympus Towering Top"

  • ID: 3110102
  • Book
  • 336 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The cranial nerves are an endlessly fascinating family of twelve nerves that have a dramatic impact on our daily lives. A dysfunction of the cranial nerves can cause loss of vision or double vision, loss of smell, poor balance, or loss of muscle function, and can also be an indicator of underlying neurological disorders. The Clinical Anatomy of the Cranial Nerves: The Nerves of “On Old Olympus Towering Top” is an engaging and accessible book on the anatomy and clinical importance of these unique nerves.

The text opens with a brief introduction of key neuroanatomical concepts that relate the clinical and anatomical sections that follow. Additionally, this book uniquely provides a detailed description of the bones of the head and face in order for the reader to understand the routes taken by the cranial nerves through the skull. Chapters then detail each nerve and its unique impact in relationship to our senses, motor function, and health. Vividly illustrated and supported by real–life clinical cases, the book will appeal to anyone wishing to gain a better understanding of the cranial nerves.

Merging anatomical and clinical information with intriguing clinical cases, The Clinical Anatomy of the Cranial Nerves: The Nerves of “On Old Olympus Towering Top” introduces readers to the anatomy and diverse function of this intriguing family of nerves.

- An engaging introduction to both the anatomy and function of the cranial nerves

- Provides basic and clinical insights to the impact of cranial nerves on human health

- Intriguing, contextual clinical cases provide the reader with an understanding of the emotional aspects associated with cranial nerve dysfunction

- Detailed figures accompany anatomical and biological descriptions of complex concepts

- Extensive use of original dissections and images that detail the true complexity of the cranial nerves

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Preface xi

Contributors xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction xvii

1 The Olfactory Nerve 1

Anatomy/Function Summary 1

Anatomy/Function 3

Clinical Aspects 5

References 16

2 The Optic Nerve 17

Anatomy/Function Summary 17

Anatomy/Function 19

Clinical Aspects 25

References 40

3 The Oculomotor Nerve 43

Anatomy/Function Summary 43

Anatomy/Function 45

Clinical Aspects 53

References 62

4 The Trochlear Nerve 65

Anatomy/Function Summary 65

Anatomy/Function 67

Clinical Aspects 70

References 74

5 The Trigeminal Nerve 75

Anatomy/Function Summary 75

Anatomy/Function 77

Clinical Aspects 90

References 108

6 The Abducent Nerve 111

Anatomy/Function Summary 111

Anatomy/Function 113

Clinical Aspects 117

References 121

7 The Facial Nerve 123

Anatomy/Function Summary 123

Anatomy/Function 125

Clinical Aspects 139

References 151

8 The Vestibulocochlear (Acoustic) Nerve 153

Anatomy/Function Summary 153

Anatomy/Function 155

Clinical Aspects 160

References 167

9 The Glossopharyngeal Nerve 169

Anatomy/Function Summary 169

Anatomy/Function 171

Clinical Aspects 179

References 186

10 The Vagus Nerve 187

Anatomy/Function Summary 187

Anatomy/Function 190

Clinical Aspects 197

References 214

11 The Accessory Nerve 217

Anatomy/Function Summary 217

Anatomy/Function 220

Clinical Aspects 225

References 228

12 The Hypoglossal Nerve 229

Anatomy/Function Summary 229

Anatomy/Function 230

Clinical Aspects 233

References 237

13 Nervus Terminalis (Cranial Nerve N) 239

Anatomy/Function 239

References 241

14 Concluding Remarks: The Past and Future and Magic of the Cranial Nerves 243

Cranial Nerve II: Take Care of your Sight 245
Howard P. Cupples

Cranial Nerves II, III, IV, and VI: Visual Abnormalities in Children in a Developing Country 247
Ujjowala D. Shrestha

Cranial Nerves III, IV, and VI: Not all is as it seems with Eye Movements 249
Jonathan Trobe

Cranial Nerve V: Be Careful What you ask for! 252
M. Anthony Pogrel

Cranial Nerve V: The Best Laid Plans … 254
Raymond Sekula and Andrew Frederickson

Cranial Nerve VII: Sometimes it is Hit or Miss 256
Raymond Sekula and Andrew Frederickson

Cranial Nerve VII: Tragedy Behind a Facial Nerve Paralysis 258
Peter J. Koehler

Cranial Nerve VII: Facial Nerve and Facial Function 261
Alex Senchenkov and John E. Woods

Cranial Nerve VIII: Spinning Wheels 264
Laurie Swan

Cranial Nerve X: Speak up, Please, I cannot hear you 266
Lucille Hess

Cranial Nerve X: Vexing Vocals 268
Mohan K. Rao

Cranial Nerve X: Vagotomy – Fond Memories of an Obsolete Operation 270
Carol E.H. Scott–Conner

Cranial Nerve XII: Sometimes The Bad News is Really Bad 272
Mortimer Lorber

References 277

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Joel A. Vilensky is Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Indiana University School of Medicine, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Wendy M. Robertson is Senior Staff Neurologist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.

Carlos A. Suárez–Quian is Professor and Director of Medical Gross Anatomy at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.

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