Jugular Ganglion
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Jugular Ganglion
Superior ganglion of vagus nerve
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Plan of upper portions of glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory nerves. (Jugular ganglion visible near center.)
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Identifiers
Latin ganglion superius nervi vagi, ganglion jugulare
TA A14.2.01.154
FMA 6229
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The superior ganglion of the vagus nerve or jugular ganglion is a well-marked ganglionic enlargement of the vagus nerve. It is located in the middle part of the jugular foramen. It contains afferent somatosensory neuronal cell bodies that provide sensory information from the external auditory meatus (auricular branch), cranial meninges (meningeal branch), and the external surface of the tympanic membrane. Their central fibers synapse in the Trigeminal nerve nuclei.[1]

It is a grayish color, spherical in form, and about 4 mm. in diameter.

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References

This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 911 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. ^ Netter's Human Anatomy, 4th Edition

External links

  • cranialnerves at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (X)



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