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Cervical branch of the facial nerve

Cervical branch of the facial nerve
Plan of the facial and intermediate nerves and their communication with other nerves. (Labeled at center bottom, as "Cervical".)
The nerves of the scalp, face, and side of neck. (Cervical labeled at center, in dark region under jaw.)
Latin Ramus colli nervi facialis
From Facial nerve
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The cervical branch of the facial nerve runs forward beneath the Platysma, and forms a series of arches across the side of the neck over the suprahyoid region.

One branch descends to join the cervical cutaneous nerve from the cervical plexus. Also supplies the platysma muscle.[1]

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

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External links

  • Anatomy photo:23:06-0102 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Branches of Facial Nerve (CN VII)"
  • 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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