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disorders of 7th cranial nerve
A disorder characterized by involvement of the facial nerve (seventh cranial nerve).
A non-neoplastic or neoplastic disorder affecting the facial nerve (seventh cranial nerve).
Diseases of the facial nerve or nuclei. Pontine disorders may affect the facial nuclei or nerve fascicle. The nerve may be involved intracranially, along its course through the petrous portion of the temporal bone, or along its extracranial course. Clinical manifestations include facial muscle weakness, loss of taste from the anterior tongue, hyperacusis, and decreased lacrimation.