Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus III: Nervous System: Cranial Nerves and Ganglia
Ronald A. Bergman, PhD
Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
Ryosuke Miyauchi, MD
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This nerve may pierce the lateral pterygoid rather than passing between the two pterygoid muscles.
It occasionally provides motor branches to the medial and lateral pterygoids and to the palatoglossus muscles.
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