The trigeminal nerve in the baboon


  • Supported by National Institutes of Heatlh grant FR-5376 and the Edward G. Schlieder Educational Foundation


The definitive course, relations, branches and communications of the extramedullary part of the trigeminal nerve in baboons are described and illustrated. The nerve was dissected in five animals and the location of all related parasympathetic ganglia was verified microscopically. Variable branching patterns were observed in some areas of the nerve field. Comparisons are made with other primates including man.