Zygomatic branches of the facial nerve
|Nerve: Zygomatic branches of the facial nerve|
|Plan of the facial and intermediate nerves and their communication with other nerves (labeled at center bottom, fifth from bottom, as "Malar")|
|The nerves of the scalp, face, and side of neck (zygomatic branches labeled at center, near cheek)|
|Latin||Rami zygomatici nervi facialis|
|Gray's||subject #202 905|
The zygomatic branches of the facial nerve (malar branches) run across the zygomatic bone to the lateral angle of the orbit, where they supply the Orbicularis oculi, and join with filaments from the lacrimal nerve and the zygomaticofacial branch of the maxillary nerve.
To test the zygomatic branches of the facial nerve, a patient is asked to close their eyes tightly.
- SUNY Labs 23:06-0105 - "Branches of Facial Nerve (CN VII)"
- lesson4 at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (parotid3)
- cranialnerves at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (VII)
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