Zygomatic branches of the facial nerve

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"Zygomatic branch" redirects here. For the branch of the maxillary nerve, see Zygomatic nerve.
Zygomatic branches 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, fifth from bottom, as "Malar")
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The nerves of the scalp, face, and side of neck (zygomatic branches labeled at center, near cheek)
Details
Latin Rami zygomatici nervi facialis
From
Facial nerve
Identifiers
Gray's p.905
Dorlands
/Elsevier
r_02/12692551
TA A14.2.01.110
FMA FMA:53307
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The zygomatic branches of the facial nerve (malar branches) run across the zygomatic bone to the lateral angle of the orbit, where they supply the Orbicularis oculi, and join with filaments from the lacrimal nerve and the zygomaticofacial branch of the maxillary nerve.

Clinical relevance[edit]

To test the zygomatic branches of the facial nerve, a patient is asked to close their eyes tightly.

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

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