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.
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. Suarez-Quian is Professor and Director of Medical Gross Anatomy at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.
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