Buccal branch of the facial nerve
|Nerve: Buccal branch of the facial nerve|
|Plan of the facial and intermediate nerves and their communication with other nerves. (Labeled at center bottom, third from the bottom.)|
|The nerves of the scalp, face, and side of neck.|
|Latin||rami buccales nervi facialis|
|Gray's||subject #202 905|
The superficial branches run beneath the skin and above the superficial muscles of the face, which they supply: some are distributed to the Procerus, joining at the medial angle of the orbit with the infratrochlear and nasociliary branches of the ophthalmic.
The deep branches pass beneath the Zygomaticus and the Quadratus labii superioris, supplying them and forming an infraorbital plexus with the infraorbital branch of the maxillary nerve. These branches also supply the small muscles of the nose.
- SUNY Labs 23:06-0104 - "Branches of Facial Nerve (CN VII)"
- Norman/Georgetown lesson4 (parotid3)
- Norman/Georgetown cranialnerves (VII)
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