The glossopharyngeal nerve is a lower cranial nerve arising in the posterior cranial fossa. Although this nerve has multiple branches and functional components, it is often overlooked clinically. This ninth cranial nerve has a close relation to the vagus nerve both structurally and functionally. Although the glossopharyngeal nerve is primarily a sensory nerve, it also carries autonomic and somatic motor fibers. This chapter will review the detailed anatomy of the glossopharyngeal nerve.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||History, Embryology, Anatomy, Imaging, and Diagnostics|
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - Apr 23 2015|
- Cranial nerve
- Cranial nerve IX
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