Cranial Nerves and Swallowing

By: Karen Sheffler

June 3, 2014

Cranial Nerves for Dysphagia Clinicians

Click here for a free pdf chart: Cranial Nerves: with Focus on Swallowing and Voice.

Inferior surface of brain where cranial nerves exit brainstem

Inferior surface of brainstem with cranial nerves I through XII

See also the brief blog on Crazy Cranial Nerves and Swallowing.


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Groher, M.E. (1992). Dysphagia: Diagnosis and management (2nd ed.). Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann.

Fitzgerald, M.J.T. (1992). Neuroanatomy: Basic and clinical. London: Bailliere Tindall.