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Nerve: Zygomatic 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, fifth from bottom, as "Malar".)
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The nerves of the scalp, face, and side of neck. (Zygomatic labeled at center, near cheek.)
Latin rami zygomatici nervi facialis
Gray's subject #202 905
From facial nerve

The Zygomatic branches of the facial nerve (malar branches) run across the zygomatic bone to the lateral angle of the orbit, where they supply the Orbicularis oculi, and join with filaments from the lacrimal nerve and the zygomaticofacial branch of the maxillary nerve.

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Testing the zygomatic branches of the facial nerve

To test the zygomatic branches of the facial nerve, a patient is asked to close their eyes tightly.

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This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained within it may be outdated.








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