Mandibular division of the trifacial nerve (zygomaticofacial labeled at center right)
|Innervates||Prominence of the cheek|
|Latin||Ramus zygomaticofacialis nervi zygomatici|
|Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy|
The zygomaticofacial nerve or zygomaticofacial branch of zygomatic nerve (malar branch) passes along the infero-lateral angle of the orbit, emerges upon the face through the zygomaticofacial foramen in the zygomatic bone, and, perforating the orbicularis oculi to reach the skin of the malar area.
The area of skin supplied by this nerve is over the prominence of the cheek.
- Anatomy figure: 33:05-00 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
- MedEd at Loyola GrossAnatomy/h_n/cn/cn1/cnb2.htm
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