Parotid plexus

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Parotid plexus
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Plan of the facial and intermediate nerves and their communication with other nerves. (Branches of facial nerve visible at bottom center.)
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The nerves of the scalp, face, and side of neck. (Parotid plexus not labeled, but visible near ear.)
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Identifiers
Latin plexus intraparotideus
Dorlands
/Elsevier
p_15/12630561
TA A14.2.01.108
FMA 77530
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The parotid plexus or pes anserinus ("goose's foot") is the branch point of the facial nerve (extratemporal) after it leaves the stylomastoid foramen.

This division takes place within the parotid gland.

Commonly, it divides into the temporozygomatic and cervicofacial branches (several variations).

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