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Anterior Branch of Meningeal Branch of Mandibular Nerve (Right)
Nervous System

Anterior Branch of Meningeal Branch of Mandibular Nerve (Right)

Ramus anterior rami meningei nervi mandibularis

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Quick Facts

Origin: Meningeal branch of trigeminal nerve.

Course: Roughly follows the middle meningeal artery branches that distribute to the dura mater of the middle cranial fossa.

Branches: None.

Supply: Conveys general sense fibers from the dura of the middle cranial fossa.

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Origin

The anterior branch of the meningeal branch of the trigeminal nerve is one of two branches. It originates intracranially after the meningeal branch of the trigeminal nerve passes through the foramen spinosum and bifurcates. Its sensory fibers have cell bodies located in the trigeminal ganglion.

Course

The anterior branch of the meningeal branch of the trigeminal nerve follows the branches of the middle meningeal artery to be distributed to dura of the middle cranial fossa.

Branches

There are no named branches, however, the anterior branch of the meningeal branch of the trigeminal nerve communicates with fibers from the meningeal branch of the maxillary nerve, which also innervates dura of the middle cranial fossa.

Supplied Structures

The anterior branch of the meningeal branch of the trigeminal nerve is a sensory nerve. It conveys general sense fibers from the dura of the middle cranial fossa.

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Branches of the mandibular nerve provide sensory innervation to portions of the dura mater and the mucosal lining of the mastoid sinus.

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