great auricular nerve

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great au·ric·u·lar nerve

[TA]
arises as a branch of the cervical plexus, conveying fibers from the ventral primary rami of the second and third cervical spinal nerves; supplies the skin of part of the auricle, adjacent portion of the scalp, and that overlying the angle of the jaw; it also innervates the parotid sheath, conveying from it the pain fibers stimulated by stretching of the sheath during parotitis (mumps).
Synonym(s): nervus auricularis magnus [TA]

great auricular nerve

Etymology: AS, large; L, auricula, little ear, nervus, nerve
one of a pair of cutaneous branches of the cervical plexus, arising from the second and the third cervical nerves. It is distributed to the skin of the face and the skin of the mastoid process. It also communicates with the lesser occipital nerve, the auricular branch of the vagus nerve, and the posterior auricular branch of the facial nerve.

great au·ric·u·lar nerve

(grāt awr-ik'yū-lăr nĕrv) [TA]
Arises from the ventral primary rami of the second and third cervical spinal nerves, supplies the skin of part of the auricle, adjacent portion of the scalp, and that overlying the angle of the jaw; it also innervates the parotid sheath, conveying from it the pain fibers stimulated by stretching of the sheath during parotitis (mumps).
Synonym(s): nervus auricularis magnus [TA] .

great au·ric·u·lar nerve

(grāt awr-ik'yū-lăr nĕrv) [TA]
Arises as branch of cervical plexus, conveying fibers from ventral primary rami of second and third cervical spinal nerves; supplies skin of part of auricle, adjacent portion of scalp, and that overlying angle of jaw; also innervates parotid sheath, conveying from it pain fibers stimulated by stretching of the sheath during parotitis (mumps).
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A doubleblind randomized controlled trial was done to evaluate the efficacy of extraoral greater auricular nerve block (GANB) as preemptive analgesia in patient undergoing surgical extraction of mandibular third molar class 2, 3 position B and C.
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Hypoesthesia of the greater auricular nerve is a frequent consequence after parotidectomy.
2) However, placement of such a flap not only requires more operative time, but it is also associated with certain postsurgical complications, such as diminished function of the greater auricular nerve.
FNAC from the thickened greater auricular nerve revealed multiple epithelioid cell granulomas, foamy macrophages admixed with mature lymphocytes and AFB (Figures 2a,b,c,d), indicating the multibacillary status of the patient.
The site was corresponding to the route of Greater Auricular Nerve in the neck.
the posterior auricular branch--which innervates the auricularis posterior, the cranially oriented muscles of the auricle, and the occipital muscles--communicates with the greater auricular nerve, the auricular branch of the vagus nerve, and the lesser occipital nerve (3)
Bilateral greater auricular nerve, left ulnar and bilateral posterior tibial (R > L) were enlarged.
Anesthesia involving the lower half of the pinna and pre-auricular skin--It is an inevitable sequelae of this operation because of division of the greater auricular nerve.
On examination severe tenderness of the ulnar nerves and right greater auricular nerve were noted.
Greater auricular nerve abscess in borderline tuberculoid leprosy masquerading as jugular vein thrombosis.

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