Cranial Nerves

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Cranial Nerves
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2011-04-14 12:29:21
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Cranial Nerves
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  1. HEAD
    • CN V - Trigeminal - S/M
    • (I) Muscle atrophy & tremors
    • (P) Jaw (clenching jaw) - muscle tone/strength
    • Test: Superficial pain/touch sensation

    • CN VII - Facial - S/M
    • (I) Symmetry of movement - smile, frown, puff cheeks, wrinkle forehead
    • Test: "Are you able to taste salty & sweet?"
  2. EYES
    • CN II - Optic - S
    • (V) - "Vision tested with Snellen chart (far vision) and Rosenbaum/Jaeger chart (near vision)"

    • CN III, IV, VI - Oculomotor, Trochlear, Abducens - S/M
    • Test: EOMs, direct/consensual pupil response to light & accommodation, eyelids for drooping
  3. EARS
    • CN VIII - Acoustic - S/M
    • Hearing & Equilibrium
    • Test: Whisper test
    • (V) - "Can also be tested with Weber & Rinne"
  4. NOSE
    • CN I - Olfactory - S
    • (V) - "Are you able to smell your coffee with breakfast?"
  5. MOUTH/THROAT
    • CN IX & X - Glossopharyngeal & Vagus - S/M
    • (V) - "Can you taste sour & bitter?
    • Test: Swallow (thyroid), Uvula symmetry ("say ah"), guttural speech sounds

    • CN XII - Hypoglossal - M
    • Test: "Stick out your tongue." "Say light, tight, dynamite" (lingual speech sounds)
  6. MSK: SHOULDERS & NECK ROM
    • CN XI - Spinal Accessory - M
    • Test: Turning head & shrugging against resistance.

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