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The cochlear nerve, a division of the eighth cranial nerve, transmits information from the sensory hair cells to the brain where it is interpreted as sound.
Since ANs are situated on the eighth cranial nerve near the hearing canal, open procedures oftentimes cause patients to lose their hearing as surgeons attempt to remove the tumor.
Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed abnormal enhancement involving the right cavernous sinus extending along the tracks of the right fifth, seventh, and eighth cranial nerves (Figure 1).