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