Cervical branch of the facial nerve

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Nerve: 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.)
Latin ramus colli nervi facialis
Gray's p.905
From facial nerve

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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  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.