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The facial nerve 

The facial nerve
The facial nerve

Giles Warner

, Andrea S. Burgess

, Suresh Patel

, Pablo Martinez-Devesa

, and Rogan Corbridge

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date: 13 July 2020

Anatomy 434

Monitoring of the facial nerve 438

Testing of the facial nerve 440

Facial-nerve palsy 444

Facial-nerve grafting 448

Facial re-animation 450

The facial nerve is derived from the second branchial arch and contains motor, sensory, and parasympathetic fibres.

The motor fibres have their bodies in the facial motor nucleus, situated in the pons. It receives some fibres from the superior salivatory nucleus....

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