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I think my patient has a cranial nerve palsy. What do I do next?

9th June 2020


Cranial examination is fun to learn and practice, but what should you do when you identify a cranial nerve palsy? In this webinar, we will revise cranial nerve anatomy, use a surgical sieve to consider causes and diagnoses, and think about how we’d investigate and manage patients with cranial nerve palsies. This is essential information for ENT and neurosurgery, but also has wider implications. Whilst skull base lesions are rare, identifying them is important in all surgical specialties.


Ms Emma Stapleton

Emma is a Consultant Otolaryngologist and Skull Base Surgeon at Manchester Royal Infirmary and Salford Royal Hospital, and RCSEd Regional Surgical Adviser for the North West. She is also a member of the RCSEd’s committee of Younger Fellows. Her clinical role and research interests include cochlear implantation, complex otology, lateral skull base surgery, NF2 and balance. She is a member of one of the busiest skull base teams in the UK, and also enjoys editing roles at ENT UK and ENT and Audiology News magazine.

She is Honorary Secretary of the North of England Otolaryngology Society, leading a current drive to increase and enhance student and trainee involvement in the Society. She is Consultant lead for a national mentorship scheme in ENT. She is heavily involved in teaching locally, nationally and internationally, and is delighted to have the opportunity to deliver this RCSEd webinar on cranial nerve palsies.


Mr Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones has been a consultant ENT surgeon in Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, Dundee since 2006. He has a special interest in otology and hearing implantation and is part of the skull base surgery team. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Dundee, Undergraduate Teaching Lead for ENT, one of the Associate Directors of Medical Education for NHS Tayside, with responsibility for many of the surgical specialties and a regional surgical adviser for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for the Scotland (East) region.


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