auriculotemporal nerve


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Related to auriculotemporal nerve: great auricular nerve, auriculotemporal nerve syndrome

au·ric·u·lo·tem·po·ral nerve

[TA]
a branch of the mandibular nerve, usually arising by two roots embracing the middle meningeal artery; it passes through the parotid gland conveying postsynaptic parasympathetic secretomotor fibers from the otic ganglion and continues to termination in the skin of the temple and scalp; also sends branches to the external acoustic meatus, tympanic membrane, and auricle as well as to a communicating branch to the facial nerve.
Synonym(s): nervus auriculotemporalis [TA]

au·ric·u·lo·tem·po·ral nerve

(awr-ik'yū-lō-tem'pŏr-ăl nĕrv) [TA]
A branch of the mandibular nerve, usually arising by two roots embracing the middle meningeal artery; it passes through the parotid gland conveying postsynaptic parasympathetic secretomotor fibers from the otic ganglion, and terminating in the skin of the temple and scalp; also sends branches to the external acoustic meatus, tympanic membrane, and auricle as well as a communicating branch to the facial nerve.
Synonym(s): nervus auriculotemporalis [TA] .

auriculotemporal nerve

A sensory branch of the mandibular nerve (CN V3) It passes through the parotid gland en route to the ear, where it innervates skin of the pinna, external auditory canal, and tympanic membrane.
See also: nerve

au·ric·u·lo·tem·po·ral nerve

(awr-ik'yū-lō-tem'pŏr-ăl nĕrv) [TA]
A branch of the mandibular nerve, usually arising by two roots embracing the middle meningeal artery.
Synonym(s): nervus auriculotemporalis [TA] .
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It has been proposed that the clinical benefit for temporal placement may be based on coverage of the terminal branches of the trigeminal nerves, along with the communicating branches between the auriculotemporal nerve and the lesser occipital nerve.
The most commonly reported form is Frey's syndrome, which results from surgical or traumatic damage to the auriculotemporal nerve as it passes through the parotid gland.