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Flashcards in Parotid Region Deck (6):
1

What muscle will the parotid gland/Stensen's duct penetrate?

the buccinator

2

What tooth will the parotic gland duct/Stensen's duct open near?

the second maxillary molar

3

What vein is formed within the parotid gland?

the retromandibular vein

4

Within the parotid gland what does the facial nerve form?

the facial nerve plexus

5

What are the branches of the facial nerve plexus?

temporal, zygomatic, buccal, marginal mandibular, and cervical branches

6

What branch of the facial nerve penetrates the parotid gland, but is not given off within it?

the chorda tympani nerve

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