40) Other complications of radiation therapy include inflammation of the external auditory canal and middle ear, osteoradionecrosis, cranial nerve
neuropathies, and direct injury to brain tissue.
Recognizing that such diseases are caused predominantly by blood vessels compressing portions of the cranial nerves
Idiopathic associated paralysis of the Xth and XIIth cranial nerves
In 3 cases, partial resection of cranial nerves
was performed to allow complete excision of the tumor.
The main surgical challenge is to preserve function in the lower cranial nerves
, particularly in cranial nerves
IX and X.
Table 1 describes midbrain fascicular third cranial nerve
LeCompte's problems with the cranial nerves
in her face began when she was 15 years old and a student at Pleasant Hill High School.
The physical examination at admission was notable for dilated, asymmetric (5 mm on the right and 4 mm on the left), sluggishly reactive pupils; cranial nerve
IV palsy; bilateral proptosis (right more than left); bilateral peripheral facial weakness; and proximal left upper extremity weakness.
Patients reported to have Garcin's syndrome do not always have unilateral palsies of all cranial nerves
; thus, this syndrome was redefined as the presence of at least seven ipsilateral cranial nerve
There was complete bilateral lower motor neuron 7th cranial nerve
palsy in keeping with bilateral Bell's palsy.
The first cranial nerve
is the purveyor of our chemosenses, smell and taste.
involvement is a feature in 70% of cases.