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Cranial Nerve Exam

Correlation of cranial nerve with neurological examination

Cranial Nerve I Olfactory Nerve
Cranial Nerve II Optic Nerve
Cranial Nerve III Oculomotor Nerve
Cranial Nerve IV Trochlear Nerve
Cranial Nerve V Trigeminal Nerve
Cranial Nerve VI Abducens Nerve
Cranial Nerve VII Facial Nerve
Cranial Nerve VIII Auditory Nerve
Cranial Nerve IX Glossopharyngeal Nerve
Cranial Nerve X Vagus Nerve
Cranial Nerve XI Spinal Accessory Nerve
Cranial Nerve XII Hypoglossal Nerve
Smell Cranial Nerve I (olfactory)
Visual Acuity Cranial Nerve II (optic)
Visual Fields Cranial Nerve II (optic)
Pupil Reaction to light Cranial Nerve II and III (optic and oculomotor)
Lateral Eye Movements Cranial Nerve III and VI (oculomotor and abducens)
Upward Eye Movements Cranial Nerve III (oculomotor)
Downward Eye Movements Cranial Nerve III (oculomotor)
Pain and Temperature of the Face Cranial Nerve V (trigeminal)
Raising eyebrows, eye closure, smile Cranial Nerve VII (facial)
Hearing Cranial Nerve VIII (auditory)
Corneal Reflex Cranial Nerve V and VII (trigeminal and facial)
Taste anterior 2/3's of tongue Cranial Nerve VII (facial)
Balance Cranial Nerve VIII (vestibular)
Gag Reflex Cranial Nerve IX and X (glossopharyngeal and vagus)
Shoulder shrug, head turning Cranial Nerve XI (spinal accessory)
Tongue protrusion Cranial Nerve XII (hypoglossal)
Weber's Test Tuning fork on the top of the head, midline
Rinne's Test Air Conduction > Bone Conduction
Conduction hearing loss Bone Conduction > Air Conduction
Sensorineural hearing loss Air Conduction > Bone Conduction
Diplopia Cranial III, IV, or VI dysfunction
Bell's palsy Cranial Nerve VII (facial nerve) dysfunction
Superior Rectus muscle Cranial Nerve III (oculomotor)
Lateral Rectus muscle Cranial Nerve VI (abducens)
Superior Oblique muscle Cranial Nerve IV (trochlear)
Inferior Oblique muscle Cranial Nerve III (oculomotor)
Medial rectus muscle Cranial Nerve III (oculomotor)
Tinnitus Cranial Nerve VIII (auditory)
Vertigo Cranial Nerve VIII (vestibular)
Complete ptosis Cranial Nerve III (oculomotor)
Anosmia Cranial Nerve I (olfactory) dysfunction
Dysgeusia Cranial Nerve VII (facial) dysfunction
Midbrain Cranial Nerve III, IV, V (mesencephaalic)
Pons Cranial Nerve V (main)
Caudal Pons Cranial Nerve VI and VII
Ponto-Medullary junction Cranial Nerve VIII
Medulla Cranial Nerve V, X, XII
Upper Cervical Cord Cranial Nerve XI
Created by: dlardizabal
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