Anatomic landmarks of the glossopharyngeal nerve: A microsurgical anatomic study


Ozveren M., Ture U., Ozek M., Pamir M.

NEUROSURGERY, vol.52, no.6, pp.1400-1410, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Title of Journal : NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1400-1410
  • Keywords: glossopharyngeal nerve, infratemporal fossa, jugular foramen, lower cranial nerves, microsurgical anatomy, vertebral artery, JUGULAR FORAMEN, MICROVASCULAR DECOMPRESSION, INFRATEMPORAL FOSSA, SURGICAL ANATOMY, POSTERIOR-FOSSA, GLOMUS TUMORS, NEURALGIA, PRESERVATION, HYPERTENSION, COMPRESSION

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Compared with other lower cranial nerves, the glossopharyngeal nerve (GPhN) is well hidden within the jugular foramen, at the infratemporal fossa, and in the study aim's to disclose the course of the GPhN and point deep layer of the neck. This. out landmarks to aid in its exposure.