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- small and disc shaped
- located in the infratemporal fossa
- it lies immediately below the foramen ovale, medial to the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve
- supplies secretomotor fibers to the parotid gland.
- parasympathetic root
- from the inferior salivary nucleus via the glossopharyngeal nerve and branch off the tympanic nerve (Jacobson's nerve) to form the tympanic plexus in the middle ear and then exit as the lesser petrosal nerve. The lesser petrosal nerve then passes from the foramen ovale to the ganglion and then fibers reach the parotid gland as the auriculotemporal nerve.
- sympathetic root
- sensory root
- via the auriculotemporal nerve is sensory to the parotid gland.
Frey syndrome: salivary stimuli will induce perspiration and erythema at the parotid
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