Anatomic landmarks of the glossopharyngeal nerve: a microsurgical anatomic study.

  title={Anatomic landmarks of the glossopharyngeal nerve: a microsurgical anatomic study.},
  author={R. Shane Tubbs and E. George Salter and Walter Jerry Oakes},
  volume={55 1},
          256; author reply 256-7
To the Editor: We read with great interest the article by Özveren et al. (3). This study examined 10 cadaveric heads with microsurgical dissection and identified landmarks for the glossopharyngeal nerve (GPhN). This was a helpful study; however, several issues need clarification and adjustment. The authors state in the Results section that the tympanic nerve (Jacobson’s nerve) forms the tympanic plexus. This is partially true, because the nerve contributes to this plexus, as do the… 

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