supraorbital nerve


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su·pra·or·bi·tal nerve

[TA]
a branch of the frontal nerve leaving the orbit through the supraorbital foramen or notch and dividing into branches distributed to the forehead and scalp, upper eyelid, and frontal sinus.
Synonym(s): nervus supraorbitalis [TA]

su·pra·or·bi·tal nerve

(sū'pră-ōr'bit-ăl nĕrv) [TA]
A branch of the frontal nerve leaving the orbit through the supraorbital foramen or notch and dividing into branches distributed to the forehead and scalp, upper eyelid, and frontal sinus.
Synonym(s): nervus supraorbitalis [TA] .

supraorbital nerve

A sensory branch of the frontal nerve. It leaves the upper edge of the orbit through the supraorbital notch (or foramen) and divides into branches that innervate the conjunctiva lining the upper eyelid, the mucosa of the frontal sinus, and the skin of the upper eyelids, forehead, and front half of the scalp.
See also: nerve

su·pra·or·bi·tal nerve

(sū'pră-ōr'bit-ăl nĕrv) [TA]
Branch of frontal nerve leaving orbit through supraorbital foramen or notch and dividing into branches distributed to forehead, scalp, upper eyelid, and frontal sinus.
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The size of the SOF/SON may reflect the thickness of the supraorbital nerve and the caliber of the supraorbital vessels.
4,11) The accessory foramina transmit the minor twigs of the supraorbital nerve which arise within the orbit and are responsible for incomplete analgesia following the injection at the SOF/SON.
26) Irritation, entrapment and/or compression of the supraorbital nerve have been considered as frontal triggers of migraine headaches.
Because of these variations of the exit point(s) of the supraorbital nerve and its branches; all the surgical procedures involving the supraorbital rim and adjoining areas have to be performed very carefully with the awareness of probable variations.
The appropriate distribution of pain for successful SOS follows the supraorbital nerve from just below the supraorbital rim up to the vertex, out to the lateral aspect of the frontal scalp, and from the anterior temporal scalp to the midline.
Diagnostic blockade of the greater occipital and supraorbital nerves.