Cranial nerves are involved in head and neck function, and processes such as eating, speech and facial expression. This clinically oriented survey of cranial nerve anatomy and function was written for students of medicine, dentistry and speech therapy, but will also be useful for postgraduate physicians and GPs, and specialists in head and neck healthcare (surgeons, dentists, speech therapists etc.). After an introductory section surveying cranial nerve organisation and tricky basics such as ganglia, nuclei and brain stem pathways, the nerves are considered in functional groups: (1) for chewing and facial sensation; (2) for pharynx and larynx, swallowing and phonation; (3) autonomic components, taste and smell; (4) vision and eye movements; and (5) hearing and balance. In each chapter, the main anatomical features of each nerve are followed by clinical aspects and details of clinical testing. Simple line diagrams accompany the text. Detailed anatomy is not given.
List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Preface; Part I. The Organisation of the Cranial Nerves: 1. General considerations; 2. Cranial nerve motor fibres and nuclei; 3. Cranial-nerve motor pathways; 4. Cranial nerve sensory fibres, nuclei and tracts; Part II. Trigeminal, Facial and Hypoglossal Nerves: 6. Cutaneous sensation and chewing; 7. The trigeminal nerve; 8. The opthalmic nerve; 9. The maxillary nerve; 10. The mandibular nerve; 11. The facial nerve; 12. The hypoglossal nerve; Part III. Glossopharyngeal, Vagus and Accessory Nerves: 13. Swallowing, speaking, Broca's area; 14. The glossopharyngeal nerve (IX); 15. The vagus nerve (X); 16. The Accessory nerve (XI); Part IV. Autonomic Components, Taste and Smell: 17. Parasympathetic componenets and taste sensation; 18. Smell - the olfactory nerve (I); 19. The sympathetic nervous system in the head; Part V. Vision, Eye Movements, Hearing and Balance: 20. The optic nerve (II); 21. The oculomotor (III), trochlear (IV) and abducens (VI) nerves; 22. Visual reflexes, the control of eye movements, clinical testing of II, III, IV and VI; 23. The vestibulocochlear nerve (VIII) and auditory and vestibular pathways; Further reading; Index.
D.O.B. 6th June 1950. One time examiner at Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England, Ireland; Universities of Nottingham, Leeds, Newcastle upon Tyne, London, Belfast, Dublin (Trinity College), National University of Ireland, King AbdulAziz University (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Amman (Jordan), King Faisal University (Dammam, Saudi Arabia).