Disorders of cranial nerves IX and X

Audrey B. Erman, Alexandra E. Kejner, Norman D. Hogikyan, Eva L. Feldman

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Abstract

The glossopharyngeal and vagus nerves mediate the complex interplay between the many functions of the upper aerodigestive tract. Defects may occur anywhere from the brainstem to the peripheral nerve and can result in significant impairment in speech, swallowing, and breathing. Multiple etiologies can produce symptoms. In this review, the authors broadly examine the normal functions, clinical examination, and various pathologies of cranial nerves IX and X.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-92
Number of pages8
JournalSeminars in Neurology
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2009

Keywords

  • Cranial nerve disorders
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphonia
  • Glossopharyngeal
  • Vagus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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