SUPRAORBITAL NERVE

 

ORIGIN: Frontal nerve

COURSE/DISTRIBUTION: This nerve begins at the middle of the orbit. It then runs between the levator palpebrae superioris and the roof of the orbit to reach the supraorbital foramen, which it transverses, accompanied by the supraorbital artery. It supplies the skin of the scalp up to the lambdoidal sutures through its lateral branch. It has two terminal branches- viz medial and lateral branches of the supraorbital nerve.

BRANCHES

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Supratrochlear nerve

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Supraorbital nerve

ROOT: Sensory nucleus of trigeminal nerve at floor of fourth ventricle of the pons.

 

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1 supratrochlear nerve 2 supraorbital nerve 3 mental nerve 4 greater auricular nerve  5 facial nerve 6 greater occipital nerve 7 accessory nerve  8 posterior supraclavicular nerve 9 anterior supraclavicular nerve 10 auriculotemporal nerve 11 zygomaticotemporal nerve 12 cervical branch of facial nerve  13 marginal mandibular nerve 14 lower  buccal branch of facial nerve  15  upper buccal branch of facial nerve 16 infraorbital nerve 17 upper buccal branch of facial nerve  18 transverse cervical nerve 19 zygomatic branch of facial nerve  20 zygomaticofacial nerve 21 temporal branch of facial nerve

 

 

 

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