2021 AMI Online Salon

Trigeminal nerve distribution

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Cora Brown
  • Client: UWorld
  • Copyright: UWorld, 2020
  • Medium/software used: Zbrush, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: Jpeg
  • Primary Audience: Students taking USMLE

Project Description

The maxillary division of the trigeminal nerve (CN V2) provides sensory innervation to the cheek.  It passes through the foramen rotundum, then the pterygopalatine fossa, and then exits the maxilla through the infraorbital foramen.  Nerve blocks to provide anesthesia to the cheek are frequently performed at the infraorbital foramen.