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Cervical branch of the facial nerve

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Nerve: Cervical branch of the facial nerve
Gray788
Plan of the facial and intermediate nerves and their communication with other nerves. (Labeled at center bottom, as "Cervical".)
Gray790
The nerves of the scalp, face, and side of neck. (Cervical labeled at center, in dark region under jaw.)
Latin ramus colli nervi facialis
Gray's subject #202 905
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MeSH [1]

The cervical branch of the facial nerve runs forward beneath the Platysma, and forms a series of arches across the side of the neck over the suprahyoid region.

One branch descends to join the cervical cutaneous nerve from the cervical plexus; others supply the Platysma.

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