What happens when CN VII is damaged?

Activation of CN VII causes the entire left side of the face to move. Bell’s Palsy, or a true left CN VII paralysis causes paralysis of the entire left side of the face. This includes loss of the ability to wrinkle the left forehead on the affected side.

Which cranial nerves cause paralysis?

A cranial nerve palsy may cause a partial weakness or complete paralysis of the areas served by the affected nerve. In the case of a cranial nerve that has multiple functions (such as the oculomotor nerve), it is possible for a palsy to affect all the various functions or only some of the functions of that nerve.

What causes 7th cranial nerve palsy?

The exact cause of Bell’s palsy is not known. Viral and immune disorders are often implicated as a cause for this disorder. There may also be an inherited tendency toward developing Bell’s palsy. Symptoms develop due to deficiency of blood supply and pressure on the 7th cranial nerve as a result of nerve swelling.

How do you know if cranial nerve VII is damaged?

The stapedius reflex test is a type of hearing test that audiologists—specialists who study hearing loss, balance problems, and related disorders—use to assess damage to the seventh cranial nerve. During the test, an audiologist uses noise to stimulate the stapedius muscle, a tiny muscle in the middle ear.

What would be the most obvious effects of a lesion that destroyed the VII cranial nerve?

If the facial nerve is damaged, cranial nerve VII, one side of the face will not be able to make expressions, and taste may be altered2. Damage to this nerve is distressing because impairs one of our most relied upon forms of expression, and also affects one’s self-image.

What is CN IX?

The glossopharyngeal nerve is the ninth set of 12 cranial nerves (CN IX). It provides motor, parasympathetic and sensory information to your mouth and throat. Among its many functions, the nerve helps raise part of your throat, enabling swallowing.

How do you assess CN VII?

Cranial nerve VII controls facial movements and expression. Assess the patient for facial symmetry. Have him wrinkle his forehead, close his eyes, smile, pucker his lips, show his teeth, and puff out his cheeks. Both sides of the face should move the same way.

What is the most common cause of facial nerve palsy?

Although the exact reason Bell’s palsy occurs isn’t clear, it’s often related to having a viral infection. Viruses that have been linked to Bell’s palsy include viruses that cause: Cold sores and genital herpes (herpes simplex) Chickenpox and shingles (herpes zoster)

Which of the following is caused by unilateral paralysis of cranial nerve VII?

Discussion. The correct answer is A: Bell palsy. Clinical characteristics of Bell palsy are caused by cranial nerve VII dysfunction and include sudden onset of unilateral paralysis, eyebrow droop, inability to close the eye, disappearance of the nasolabial fold, and mouth drawn to the unaffected side.

What does the facial nerve innervate CN VII )? Include sensory and motor?

The facial nerve provides motor innervation of facial muscles that are responsible for facial expression, parasympathetic innervation of the glands of the oral cavity and the lacrimal gland, and sensory innervation of the anterior two-thirds of the tongue.

What is tick paralysis?

Tick paralysis occurs when an engorged and gravid (egg-laden) female tick produces a neurotoxin in its salivary glands and transmits it to its host during feeding.

How serious is CN VII palsy of the eye?

CN VII palsy places the cornea at signficant risk. Lower Motor Neuron CN VII dysfunction is the most serious as the inability to close the eye or produce tears (lacrimation) can lead to corneal ulceration if the eyes are not kept moist and closed.

What is an example of a CN VII disorder?

Examples of Lower Motor Neuron CN VII disorders include: CN VII injury due to middle fossa basal skull fracture, acoustic neuroma or Bell’s Palsy). CN VII palsy places the cornea at signficant risk.

How are brain stem reflexes evaluated for central venous VII (CN VII) syndrome?

Brain stem reflexes involving CN VII should be present in conscious and unconsious patients. It can be evaluated by stimulating an appropriate sensory nerve and observing for an automatic CN VII motor response. The reflex motor response tested is typically eye closure.