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Facial Swelling Anatomy

To better understand facial swelling, it helps to understand the anatomy of the face.

The bones of the face include:

  • Frontal bone:
    • Forehead
  • Mandible:
Lower jaw
  • Maxilla:
    • Inner cheek bones
  • Nasal bones
  • Zygoma:
    • Outer cheek bones

Anatomy of the face includes:
  • Bones of the face and skull
  • Muscles of the face
  • Arteries and nerves of the face
  • The orbit
  • The nasal bones
  • The jaw
  • Temporal artery and parotid gland
  • Salivary glands
  • Trigeminal nerve

Last Updated: May 29, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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