Cervical branch of the facial nerve

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Cervical branch of the facial nerve
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Plan of the facial and intermediate nerves and their communication with other nerves. (Labeled at center bottom, as "Cervical".)
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The nerves of the scalp, face, and side of neck. (Cervical labeled at center, in dark region under jaw.)
Details
Latin ramus colli nervi facialis
From
facial nerve
Identifiers
Gray's p.905
Dorlands
/Elsevier
r_02/12689468
TA A14.2.01.114
FMA 53396
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; others supply the Platysma. Also supplies the depressor anguli oris.[1]

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External links[edit]

  1. ^ Snell, Richard S. (2007). Clinical anatomy by systems. Hagerstwon, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN 0-7817-9164-2. 

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.