Nervus Spinosus
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Nervus Spinosus
Meningeal branch of the mandibular nerve
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Sphenoid bone. Upper surface. (Foramen spinosum labeled left, second from bottom.)
Details
Frommandibular nerve
Innervatesdura mater
Identifiers
Latinramus meningeus nervi mandibularis
TAA14.2.01.065
FMA53047
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The meningeal (recurrent) branch of the mandibular nerve (nervus spinosus) is a branch of the mandibular nerve that supplies the dura mater.

Course

The meningeal branch of the mandibular nerve enters the skull through the foramen spinosum along with the middle meningeal artery.

It divides into two branches, anterior and posterior, which accompany the main divisions of the artery and supply the dura mater:

References

This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 894 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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