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Digastric branch of facial nerve

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Digastric branch of facial nerve

Digastric branch of facial nerve
Plan of the facial and intermediate nerves and their communication with other nerves. ("To digastric" labeled at bottom left.)
Latin ramus digastricus nervi facialis
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The digastric branch of facial nerve arises close to the stylomastoid foramen, and divides into several filaments, which supply the posterior belly of the Digastricus; one of these filaments joins the glossopharyngeal nerve.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

External links

  • lesson4 at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (parotid3)
  • cranialnerves at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (VII)

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