superior ganglion of vagus

Superior ganglion of vagus nerve

The vagus presents a well-marked ganglionic enlargement, which is called the superior ganglion of the vagus nerve (jugular ganglion, ganglion of the root); to it the accessory nerve is connected by one or two filaments.

It is of a grayish color, spherical in form, and about 4 mm. in diameter.

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