10th Cranial Nerve - How is 10th Cranial Nerve abbreviated?
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According to medical science, the vagus nerve is the '10th cranial nerve
or CNX and interfaces with the parasympathetic control of the heart, lungs and digestive tract.' It is the longest nerve of the autonomic nervous system of the human body.
Schwannomas often settle in the parapharyngeal space of the neck and mostly arise from the 10th cranial nerve
. Schwannomas that settle in this region are usually encountered as medial neck masses, and schwannomas that originate from the cervical or brachial plexus as lateral neck masses (5).
The tympanic branches of 9th and 10th cranial nerves
also pass through jugular foramen.