Superior ganglion of glossopharyngeal nerve

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Superior ganglion of glossopharyngeal nerve
Plan of upper portions of glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory nerves.
Latin ganglion superius nervi glossopharyngei
Gray's p.908
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The superior ganglion is situated in the upper part of the groove in which the glossopharyngeal nerve is lodged during its passage through the jugular foramen.

It is very small, and is usually regarded as a detached portion of the petrous ganglion.

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