Caroticotympanic nerves

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Caroticotympanic nerves
From internal carotid plexus
To tympanic plexus
Latin nervi caroticotympanici
TA A14.2.01.142
FMA 67562
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The caroticotympanic nerves are nerves which supply the eardrum ("tympanum") and carotid canal. They are the postganglionic sympathetic fibers from internal carotid plexus which enter the tympanic cavity via the caroticotympanic artery. These fibers join the tympanic plexus which located on the surface of the promontory.

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