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Old 09-17-2009
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Anatomy Facial Nerve Branches

Hold your fanned out hand against your ear with the root of your palm over the tragus
Now Say

To Zanzibar By Motor Car

Wiggle your fingers one at a time with each word

Temporal
Zygomatic
Buccal
Mandibular
Cervical

To review what muscles supplied by each of these branches, check this table

Facial Nerve Branches-facial-nerve-branches.jpg

The first two branches comes off the upper division and the lower three branches coming from the lower division of the facial nerve

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I started thinking how to go to Zanzibar

Oh, that mandibular nerve is really confusing with V3 of the trigeminal !

I think it's also called marginal
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i heard one of my professor calling it 'Marginal Mandibular".
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