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Laryngopharyngeal Nerves (Right)
Nervous System

Laryngopharyngeal Nerves (Right)

Nervi laryngopharyngei

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The laryngopharyngeal nerves are sympathetic nerves that emerge medially from the superior cervical ganglion.


The laryngopharyngeal nerves pass inferomedially to the carotid body or to the pharynx, where they will join the glossopharyngeal and vagus branches to form the pharyngeal plexus (Standring, 2020).


There are no named branches.

Supplied Structures & Function

The laryngopharyngeal nerves provide sympathetic fibers to the carotid body and the pharynx.

List of Clinical Correlates

—Horner’s syndrome


Standring, S. (2020) Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. 42nd edn.: Elsevier Health Sciences.

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