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Encyclopedia > Lesser petrosal nerve
Nerve: Lesser petrosal nerve
Plan of the facial and intermediate nerves and their communication with other nerves.
Mandibular division of trifacial nerve, seen from the middle line. The small figure is an enlarged view of the otic ganglion. (Small petrosal labeled at center top and bottom right.)
Latin nervus petrosus minor
Innervates parotid gland
From tympanic plexus
To otic ganglion
Dorlands/Elsevier n_05/12566476

The lesser petrosal nerve is a root of the otic ganglion. Image File history File links Gray788. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... The parotid gland is the largest of the salivary glands. ... In the tympanic cavity the tympanic nerve divides into branches which form the tympanic plexus and are contained in grooves upon the surface of the promontory. ... The Otic Ganglion is a parasympathetic ganglion located immediately below the foramen ovale. ... Elseviers logo. ... The Otic Ganglion is a parasympathetic ganglion located immediately below the foramen ovale. ...


It passes through the foramen ovale At the base of the skull the foramen ovale is a hole that transmits the mandibular nerve, the otic ganglion, the accessory meningeal artery, emissary veins (from the cavernous sinus to the pterygoid plexus) and the lesser superficial petrosal nerve. ...


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Yale- Cranial Nerve 9, pg. 10 (183 words)
Before exiting the jugular foramen, the tympanic nerve enters the petrous portion of the temporal and ascends via the inferior tympanic canaliculus to the tympanic cavity.
Within the tympanic cavity the tympanic nerve forms a plexus on the surface of the promontory of the middle ear to provide general sensation.
The lesser petrosal nerve re-enters and travels through the temporal bone to emerge in the middle cranial fossa just lateral to the greater petrosal nerve.
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