Lesser petrosal nerve
|Nerve: Lesser petrosal nerve|
|Plan of the facial and intermediate nerves and their communication with other nerves.|
|Mandibular division of trifacial nerve, seen from the middle line. The small figure is an enlarged view of the otic ganglion. (Small petrosal labeled at center top and bottom right.)|
|Latin||nervus petrosus minor|
The lesser petrosal nerve is a root of the otic ganglion. Its fibers are derived from the facial and glossopharyngeal nerve via tympanic plexus. Postsynaptic fibres leaving otic ganglion join auriculotemporal nerve and inervate the parotid gland.
It passes through the foramen ovale
- Lesser+petrosal+nerve at eMedicine Dictionary
- Norman/Georgetown cranialnerves (IX)
- Norman/Georgetown lesson3 (midearcavity) (#7)
- MedEd at Loyola grossanatomy/h_n/cn/cn1/cn9.htm
- Cranial Nerves at Yale 9-10
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