Posterior division of the mandibular nerve

Last revised by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking on 02 Aug 2021

The posterior division of the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve has 3 branches, which are all sensory branches except one.

The 3 branches are:

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: maxillary and mandibular divisions of the trigeminal nerve (Gray's illustration)
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  • Figure 2: mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve (Gray's illustration)
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  • Figure 3: mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve and submandibular and otic ganglia (Gray's illustration)
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