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All main topics / Medicine / Anatomy / Anatomy 13, 10 (ear and trigeminal)
as the facial nerve emerges form the stylomastoid foramen, what does it give off immediatly?
as the main trunk coontinousk what else does it give off?
what does it divide into in the parotid gland?
what does the facial plexus give off?
posterior auricular nerve, which passes posterosuperior to the auricle of the ear to supply the auricularis posterior muscle and the occipital belly of the occipitofrontalis muscle.

gives off a branch to the posterior belly of the digastric muscle
and the stylohyoid muscle before entering the parotid gland.

divides into upper t mporofacial and lower cervicofacial branches which branch and anastomose further to form the parotid plexus of the facial nerve.

The plexus gives rise to the five terminal
branches of the facial nerve which emerge from the superior, anterior and inferior margins of the
gland as the temporal, zygomatic, buccal, marginal mandibular and cervical branches.
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Author: Peebls
Main topic: Medicine
Topic: Anatomy
Published: 02.05.2010




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