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external branch of trunk of accessory nerve


Definition: accessory nerve trunk exiting from the jugular foramen and carrying spinal accessory nerve fibers to the sternocleidomastoid and trapezius muscle.

Synonym(s): ramus externus trunci nervi accessoriiTA

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