Facial nerve segments (mnemonic)

Last revised by Dr Francis Deng on 05 Sep 2019

Helpful mnemonics for remembering the segments of the facial nerve include:

  • I Love Going To Makeover Parties 1
  • I Love Grinning, Then Making Pouts
    • both grinning and pouting are performed by muscles which are innervated by the facial nerve
  • I Must Learn To Make (facial) Expressions

Mnemonics

I Love Going To Makeover Parties
I Love Grinning, Then Making Pouts
  • I: intracranial (cisternal)/intracanalicular
  • L: labyrinthine
  • G: geniculate ganglion
  • T: tympanic
  • M: mastoid
  • P: parotid
I Must Learn To Make (facial) Expressions
  • I: intracranial
  • M: meatal
  • L: labyrinthine
  • T: tympanic
  • M: mastoid
  • E: extracranial

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