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Early Development of the Glossopharyngeal Nerve in Humans

  • Shuntaro Shigihara
  • Hiroshi Tomita
  • Raymond F. Gasser
Conference paper

Abstract

Although many anatomical studies have been made on the development of the glossopharyngeal nerve alone or the tongue alone, little information is available on the dynamic relationship that exists between the two structures during their early gestational stages. We examined the relationship between the glossopharyngeal nerve and the tongue during the early embryonic period, using three-dimensional (3D) computer reconstructions.

Key words

Glossopharyngeal nerve Human embryo 

Copyright information

© Springer Japan 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shuntaro Shigihara
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Tomita
    • 1
  • Raymond F. Gasser
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OtolaryngologyNihon University, School of MedicineItabashi-ku Tokyo, 173Japan
  2. 2.Department of AnatomyLouisiana State University Medical CenterNew OrleansUSA

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