Posterior Auricular Nerve
Get Posterior Auricular Nerve essential facts below. View Videos or join the Posterior Auricular Nerve discussion. Add Posterior Auricular Nerve to your Like2do.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Posterior Auricular Nerve
Posterior of man
Gray788.png
Plan of the facial and intermediate nerves and their communication with other nerves. (Post. auricular br. labeled at bottom left.)
Gray790.png
The nerves of the scalp, face, and side of neck. (Post. auricular visible near center, behind ear.)
Details
From facial nerve
Innervates posterior auricular muscle, occipitalis muscle (posterior part of occipitofrontalis)
Identifiers
Latin n. auricularis posterior
TA A14.2.01.102
FMA 53278
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The posterior auricular nerve arises from the facial nerve close to the stylomastoid foramen and runs upward in front of the mastoid process; here it is joined by a filament from the auricular branch of the vagus and communicates with the posterior branch of the great auricular as well as with the lesser occipital.

As it ascends between the external acoustic meatus and mastoid process it divides into auricular and occipital branches.

See also

References

This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 905 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

External links



  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Posterior_auricular_nerve
 



 

Top US Cities

Like2do.com was developed using defaultLogic.com's knowledge management platform. It allows users to manage learning and research. Visit defaultLogic's other partner sites below:
PopFlock.com : Music Genres | Musicians | Musical Instruments | Music Industry
NCR Works : Retail Banking | Restaurant Industry | Retail Industry | Hospitality Industry