Facial nerve branches (mnemonic)

Last revised by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard on 25 Mar 2022

There are many mnemonics to recall the branches of the facial nerve (superior to inferior) as they exit the anterior border of the parotid gland. Examples include:

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