Aria's Cranial Nerve Case Study
Professor: Sandra Clabough
Pragya Devkota Khanal
This study examined Aria, a 30-year-old woman who was recently brought in the emergency room after a bicycle accident. Apart from her external physical injuries, it is assumed that she may have internal head injuries due to the visible fracture of her temporal bone. In addition, the following symptoms were observed:
a. Dizziness and difficulty in balancing her body.
b. Unable to hear through right ear.
c. Unable to detect taste from the anterior right side of the tongue.
d. Weaknesses on eyebrow, lips, and forehead of the right side.
e. The weakness of the eyelid on the right side.
The above symptoms indicate that Aria may have cranial nerve damage.
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Cranial Nerve ll test: Eye exam revealed to check Aria’s visual acuity and peripheral vision and are functioning well, therefore, the result is positive.
Cranial Nerve lll test: Eye exam revealed to check Aria’s visual acuity and peripheral vision the movement of eye was normal but the moment of eyelid is absent, therefore the result was negative.
Cranial Nerve lV: When the penlight was bought towards her nose Aria followed accordingly, therefore, the is positive.
Cranial Nerve V: Warm probe applied to Aria's forehead, cheek, and chin and she feel the touch well, therefore, the test was normal.
Cranial Nerve Vl: Aria was able to follow the light accordingly, therefore, the result is positive.
Cranial Nerve Vll: Aria was unable to distinguish sweet and salt tastes on the anterior right side of her tongue, therefore, the result is negative.
Cranial Nerve Vlll: When asked to walk across the room, Aria complained of dizziness and had trouble keeping her balance, therefore the result is