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The geniculate or genicular ganglion contains fibers for taste and somatic sensation and is located in the petrous temporal bone.
It is located at the first genu of the facial nerve at the anterior most part of the Fallopian canal at the junction between the labyrinthine and tympanic segments. In this ganglion the taste fibers carried to it by the nervus intermedius synapse.
- facial nerve (tympanic segment)
- greater superficial petrosal nerve
- lesser petrosal nerve
- external petrosal nerve
- anteromedially: internal carotid artery
- anterolaterally: foramen spinosum
- posteriorly: superior semicircular canal 3