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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Clinically, this syndrome is characterized by episodes of warmth, flushing, sweating, and occasionally pain around the preauricular and temporal areas, when eating, smelling, thinking, or even dreaming about food.[43],[44],[51] Stimulation of parotid gland consequently leads to concurrent stimulation of the sweat glands in the distribution area of the auriculotemporal nerve due to misdirectional regeneration of parasympathetic fibers.
The most common causes of gustatory sweating reported in literature are parotid surgery, traumatic lacerations to the parotid area, cervical sympathectomy, and cervical and radical neck dissection.[52],[53] Though rare, Frey's syndrome secondary to the maxillofacial trauma has been reported by several authors worldwide, with the condition being apparent from as early as 7 months to several years later postinjury.[45],[46],[53],[54],[55] Regeneration of postganglionic parasympathetic nerve fibers in the skin takes a certain amount of time, suggesting a latent period between intraoperative auriculotemporal nerve injury and the onset of Frey's syndrome.[56] In all the case reports, the commonly associated injury is the fracture of the condyle or subcondylar region.
Caption: Figure 2: Topography of the sensory distribution of the (a) supraorbital nerve, (b) infraorbital nerve, (c) mental nerve, (d) auriculotemporal nerve, and (e) deep branches of the trigeminal nerve; 1 = area supplied by the maxillary nerve and 2 = area supplied by the mandibular nerve.
We present what, to our knowledge, is the first case of a pediatric intraparotid PN of the auriculotemporal nerve in the context of NF-1 to ever be reported.
A superficial cervical plexus alone may be adequate for most neck and face abscesses, but the auriculotemporal nerve can also be blocked if necessary.
The anatomical relationship between the position of the auriculotemporal nerve and mandibular condyle.
SUMMARY: Viewing supply anatomical subsidies, that make possible the manipulation of the region pre-auricular, with lesser risk of injury of the auriculotemporal nerve in surgical procedures, this research was carried through on the topographical and biometric relations of this nerve with the superficial temporal artery and vein and tragus.
Topographic variations of the supraorbital, supratrochlear and auriculotemporal nerves and their possible clinical significance.