Superior ganglion of vagus nerve
|Nerve: Superior ganglion of vagus nerve|
|Plan of upper portions of glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory nerves. (Jugular ganglion visible near center.)|
|Latin||ganglion superius nervi vagi, ganglion jugulare|
|Gray's||subject #205 911|
The vagus presents a well-marked ganglionic enlargement, which is called the superior ganglion of the vagus nerve (jugular ganglion, ganglion of the root); to it the accessory nerve is connected by one or two filaments.
It is of a grayish color, spherical in form, and about 4 mm. in diameter.
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