- Chapter 1. Clinical Anatomy of the Olfactory Nerve, Bulb and Tract
(Serghei Covanțev, Olga Belic and Ilia Catereniuc, Department of Human Anatomy, State University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Nicolae Testemițanu”, Chișinau, Moldova)
- Chapter 2. Cranial Nerve II: Optic Nerve; Anatomy, Evaluation, Pathology and Surgical Approaches
(Natalie Homer, MD, Aliza Epstein, MD, and Craig Kemper, MD, Department of Ophthalmology, University of California at Davis, Davis, California, USA, and others)
- Chapter 3. Cranial Nerve VII: Facial Nerve; Functional Anatomy, Evaluation, Pathology and Management
(Akhil Surapaneni and Craig Kemper, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Dell Medical School, Austin, TX USA)
- Chapter 4. Vagus Nerve: The Clinical Importance in the Metabolic Disorders
(Berrin Zuhal Altunkaynak, PhD, Işınsu Alkan, PhD, and Cengiz Baycu, PhD, Medical Faculty, Department of the Histology and Embryology, İstanbul Okan University, İstanbul, Turkey)
Cranial Nerves: Anatomy, Function and Clinical Significance opens with a summary of the current data on the clinical anatomy and developmental anomalies of the first cranial nerve, the olfactory nerve.
Following this, the authors provide an overview of the second cranial nerve, the optic nerve, which is a vital component of the visual pathway.
The seventh cranial nerve, the facial nerve, which contains the somatic motor and visceral motor, as well as special sensory and general sensory fibers is discussed.
The 10th cranial nerve, the vagus nerve, is explored in closing, focusing on its motor functions responsible for the innervations of the outer ear canal, pharynx, larynx, heart, lung, gastrointestinal tract, stomach, pancreas and liver.