The connection between the heart, the stomach and the vagus nerve. Damage to the facial nerve results in facial paralysis of the muscles of facial expression on the involved side. When the scalp does slide over the skull it is due to the very loose connective tissue under the epicranial aponeurosis in the subaponeurotic space. The absence of deep fascia in the face is crucial for the facial expression. The skin of the face has large number of sweat and sebaceous glands. It compresses the nasal aperture. Recommended articles Citing articles 0.
It is normally closed to prevent the reflux of food and to keep air out of the digestive system. Figure VII—4 General sensory pain and touch component of the facial nerve. The efferent portion of the trigeminal nerve innervates the muscles involved in chewing. This information is intended for medical education, and does not create any doctor-patient relationship, and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment. Within the facial canal. The saliva from these glands mixes with the chewed up food to form a bolus.
Muscles of Facial Expressions. Other muscles innervated include the posterior belly of digastric and the stylohyoid. Author links open overlay panel J. We work with two teams, a surgeon and assistant on the face and a second surgeon and assistant harvesting the nerve grafts from the leg. In central facial lesions one can still wrinkle the forehead on both sides. Share cases and questions with Physicians on Medscape consult.