temporal nerve


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temporal nerve

1. Any of the two or three branches of the anterior division of the mandibular nerve (CN V3) that innervates the temporalis muscle. Synonym: deep temporal nerve
2. Any the branches of the facial nerve (CN VII) that run over the zygomatic arch to innervate facial muscles of the upper eyelid and forehead.
See also: nerve
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This case involved the most superior branch, known as the temporal nerve. While the typical course of the facial nerve after exiting the stylomastoid foramen is presented, there is potential for anatomical variation in each patient.
The results of the study suggested axonotmesis, axon and myelin sheath disruption, of select branches of the left temporal nerve. With axonotmesis, the Schwann cell, the epineurium, and perineurium remain intact.
Exploratory surgery was performed to evaluate the temporal nerve and correct the possible defect six weeks after the initial trauma.