geniculate ganglion

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geniculate ganglion

[jə′nik·yə·lət ′gaŋ·glē·ən]
(neuroscience)
A mass of sensory and sympathetic nerve cells located along the facial nerve.
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Anatomic dissections at that time suggested that most ganglion cells could be excised by slicing away the ganglion from the internal genu of the facial nerve.
A very sharp knife is used to cut away the geniculate ganglion from the internal genu of the facial nerve.
2) Consequently, excessive tension was placed on the greater petrosal nerve, which passed over to the internal genu and resulted in the facial palsy.