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Carotid Endarterectomy with Iatrogenic Cranial Nerve Damage. This custom medical exhibit features a lateral view of the left neck revealing the anatomy in the region of a Carotid Endarterectomy surgery. Additional images show the location of the cranial nerves, and the function of CN X, XI and  XII (vagus, glossopharyngeal and hypoglossal nerves) which were damaged in this particular case.