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Nerve: Zygomaticofacial nerve
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Distribution of the maxillary and mandibular nerves, and the submaxillary ganglion. (Zygomaticofacial not labeled, but region visible.)
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Mandibular division of the trifacial nerve. (Zygomaticofacial labeled at center right.)
Latin ramus zygomaticofacialis nervi zygomatici
Gray's subject #200 889
Innervates
From zygomatic nerve
To
MeSH [1]

The zygomaticofacial nerve or zygomaticofacial branch of zygomatic nerve (malar branch) passes along the infero-lateral angle of the orbit, emerges upon the face through a foramen in the zygomatic bone, and, perforating the Orbicularis oculi, supplies the skin on the prominence of the cheek.

It joins with the facial nerve and with the inferior palpebral branches of the maxillary nerve.

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