Cranial Nerve XII
Cranial Nerve XII
Please assess the student examining cranial nerve XII.
Student's Email:

GENERAL - Observe the student doing the following:

Washes hands
Introduces self and exam to patient

INSPECTION - The student should comment on the following:

Observe the tongue while relaxed, non-protrudeded

Comment on atrophy/hypertrophy, fasciculations


SPECIAL TESTS - Observe the student performing the following manoeuvers:

Ask patient to protrude tongue

Observe for deviation

Ask patient to press tongue into cheek against resistance

Comment on tongue strength