anterior ethmoidal nerve


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an·te·ri·or eth·moi·dal nerve

[TA]
a branch of the nasociliary nerve; passes through the anterior ethmoidal foramen on the superomedial wall of orbit into the cranial cavity, giving rise to anterior meningeal nerves, then passes through the cribriform plates into the nasal cavity, supplying the anterosuperior nasal mucosa.
Synonym(s): nervus ethmoidalis anterior [TA]

anterior ethmoidal nerve

a nerve that innervates the anterior cranial fossa, the nasal cavity, and the skin of the lower half of the nose.

an·te·ri·or eth·moid·al nerve

(an-tēr'ē-ŏr eth-moyd'ăl nĕrv) [TA]
A branch of the nasociliary nerve; passes through the anterior ethmoidal foramen on the superomedial wall of orbit into the cranial cavity, giving rise to anterior meningeal nerves, then passes through the cribriform plate into the nasal cavity, supplying the anterosuperior nasal mucosa.
Synonym(s): nervus ethmoidalis anterior.

an·te·ri·or eth·moid·al nerve

(an-tēr'ē-ŏr eth-moyd'ăl nĕrv) [TA]
Branch of the nasociliary nerve; passes through the anterior ethmoidal foramen on the superomedial wall of orbit into the cranial cavity, giving rise to anterior meningeal nerves, then passes through the cribriform plates into the nasal cavity, supplying the anterosuperior nasal mucosa.
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The external branch of the anterior ethmoidal nerve supplies the tip; it is blocked at the caudal edge of the nasal bone by an internal or external approach.
The pledgets are removed after 10 minutes, and 1% lidocaine with 1:100,000 epinephrine is injected at the axilla of the middle turbinate to block the anterior ethmoidal nerve, which supplies the anterior septum and mucosa around the nasofrontal recess.

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