|Cervical branch of the facial nerve|
Plan of the facial and intermediate nerves and their communication with other nerves. (Labeled at center bottom, as "Cervical".)
The nerves of the scalp, face, and side of neck. (Cervical labeled at center, in dark region under jaw.)
|Latin||Ramus colli nervi facialis|
|Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy|
The cervical branch of the facial nerve runs forward beneath the platysma, and forms a series of arches across the side of the neck over the suprahyoid region. This nerve innervates the posterior belly of the Digastric muscle and the Stylohyoid muscle.