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April 1928

THE SENSORY FIELD OF THE FACIAL NERVE

Arch Otolaryngol. 1928;7(4):351-358. doi:10.1001/archotol.1928.00620010371006
Abstract

The interesting cases which I shall report are offered as further clinical support of J. Ramsay Hunt's work in the sensory field of the facial nerve. The geniculate ganglion, located at the knee of the facial nerve, contains unipolar cells the axones of which divide in the shape of a T into two processes, one passing centrally through the intermediary nerve of Wrisberg to the medulla, the other passing peripherally as the chorda tympani and greater superficial petrosal nerves, the latter forming an important root for the nasal ganglion. In Contributions to the Study of the Sphenopalatine Ganglion I demonstrated the importance of the greater superficial petrosal nerve in the causation of headache and neuralgia of the back half of the head and neck. This paper presents part of my study on the distribution of the sensory fibers of the facial nerve. The cases demonstrate especially the

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