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The Marginal Mandibular Branch of the Facial Nerve and the Transverse Cervical Nerve


Hideyuki Nakashima*

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine, 3-9 Fukuura, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama, Japan

Correspondence to Author: Hideyuki Nakashima


Although facial nerve anatomy knowledge is crucial to avoiding iatrogenic injury during surgery, surgeons are less concerned with the cervical branch of the facial nerve, which, in comparison to other branches of the FN, plays a crucial role in lower lip aesthetic and function. The transverse cervical nerve frequently communicates with the cervical branch of the FN, even though communication between branches of the cervical plexus and FN is not well documented. The peripheral mandibular branch has only occasionally been directly communicated with, according to reports. The authors describe contact between the marginal mandibular branch of the FN and the transverse cervical nerve as an uncommon anatomical variant.
Transverse cervical nerve, facial nerve, and marginal mandibular branch


Hideyuki Nakashima. The Marginal Mandibular Branch of the Facial Nerve and the Transverse Cervical Nerve. World Journal of Clinical Surgery 2022.

Journal Info

  • Journal Name: World Journal of Clinical Surgery
  • Impact Factor: 2.709**
  • ISSN: 2766-6182
  • DOI: 10.52338/wjsurgy
  • Short Name: WJCSR
  • Acceptance rate: 55%
  • Volume: 6 (2024)
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  • Acceptance to publication: 10 days


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