Temporal branches of the facial nerve

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Nerve: Temporal branches of the facial nerve
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Plan of the facial and intermediate nerves and their communication with other nerves. (Labeled at center bottom, sixth from bottom, as "Temporal".)
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The nerves of the scalp, face, and side of neck. (Temporal labeled at center, between eye and ear.)
Latin rami temporales nervi facialis
Gray's subject #202 905
From facial nerve
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]



The Temporal branches of the facial nerve cross the zygomatic arch to the temporal region, supplying the Auriculares anterior and superior, and joining with the zygomaticotemporal branch of the maxillary, and with the auriculotemporal branch of the mandibular.

The more anterior branches supply the Frontalis, the Orbicularis oculi, and Corrugator supercilii, and join the supraorbital and lacrimal branches of the ophthalmic.

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