cranial nerve nucleus

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cranial nerve nucleus

Any of the nuclei of the twelve pairs of nerves that carry signals directly to or from the brain.
See also: nucleus
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Reported nervous system findings comprise a wide spectrum of inconsistent abnormalities, including mild/moderate hydrocephalus, hypoplasia or agenesis of the corpus callosum, cerebral atrophy, absence of cranial nerves with normal cranial nuclei, and abnormal gyration of the cerebral cortex [1, 2,18,19].
(2) Symptoms are variable, but include headaches, hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, ataxia, visual disturbances, slurred speech, transient aphasia, hyperreflexia, paresthesias, (1,4) progressive spastic paraparesis, (3) seizures, confusion, cranial nerve or cranial nuclei palsies, (6) and hemorrhage.