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Is having cranal nerves dysfunctional problems a serious matter and if treatable?

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Dr. Olivia Liao
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Variable severity: Some cranial nerve conditions are more serious than others. Discuss with your doctor or neurologist for a more accurate answer.
Dr. Jullius Ancheta
Neurology 29 years experience
Yes, it can be: Cranial nerve abnormalities can be a peripheral nerve problem or a central nervous system problem. An example of a peripheral nerve problem is bell's palsy affecting the peripheral 7th cranial nerve causing facial droop of the upper and lower face. If it involves a central nervous system problem, then would need to be concerned about conditions such as strokes, tumors, aneurysms, infection, etc.

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