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Old 03-13-2012
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Neuro Lateral Medullary Syndrome (lesion to PICA): Why is CN 8 involved?

I always forget that CN 8 is lesioned in this condition because, well, it doesn't seem logical since CN 8 is in the pons, not medulla. so i just always tell myself to memorize it. but i always forget since my approach to brainstem lesions is deriving them based on the neuroanatomy of the brainstem.

so can anybody tell me why CN 8 is involved in lateral medullary syndrome?
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Because it supposedly lies at the border of pons and medulla so part of it is supplied by PICA
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