Peripheral facial nerve communications and their clinical implications.

  title={Peripheral facial nerve communications and their clinical implications.},
  author={Mark S. Diamond and Christopher T. Wartmann and R Shane Tubbs and Mohammadali M Shoja and Aaron Afshin Cohen-Gadol and Marious Loukas},
  journal={Clinical anatomy},
  volume={24 1},
The facial nerve (CN VII) nerve follows a torturous and complex path from its emergence at the pontomedullary junction to its various destinations. It exhibits a highly variable and complicated branching pattern and forms communications with several other cranial nerves. The facial nerve forms most of these neural intercommunications with branches of all three divisions of the trigeminal nerve (CN V), including branches of the auriculotemporal, buccal, mental, lingual, infraorbital, zygomatic… CONTINUE READING
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