chorda tympani nerve

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chorda tympani nerve (kor´də tim´pənē),

n a nerve branch of the facial nerve that passes through the tympanic cavity to join the lingual branch of the mandibular nerve; it conveys taste sensation from the anterior two thirds of the tongue and carries parasympathetic preganglionic fibers to the submandibular and sublingual salivary glands.
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Rate of recovery of taste function after preservation of chorda tympani nerve in middle ear surgery with special reference to type of disease.
Topographical relationships among the facial nerve, chorda tympani nerve and round window with special reference to the approach route for cochlear implant surgery.
A second plaque of tympanosclerosis was seen medial to the neck of the malleus, bridging the gap between it and the cochleariform process and extending to the chorda tympani nerve.
2) Scutum lowering during an operation allows the surgeon to see the normal structure of the ossicles and assess the continuity of the ossicular chain and ossicle mobility, but it adds to the length of surgery and is associated with increased morbidity, such as damage to the ossicular chain and the chorda tympani nerve.
the chorda tympani nerve, which supplies taste fibers to the anterior two-thirds of the tongue, preganglionic parasympathetic fibers to the submandibular gland, and postganglionic fibers to the submandibular and sublingual glands