Caroticotympanic nerve | definition of caroticotympanic nerve by Medical dictionary
Either of the two sympathetic branches from the internal carotid plexus to the tympanic plexus.
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Pain may also be caused by irritation of the superior and inferior caroticotympanic nerves
and the carotid sympathetic plexus close to an elongated styloid process.