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3rd branchial pouch

Thursday 3 June 2010

The third pouch possesses Dorsal and Ventral wings.

Derivatives of the dorsal wings include the inferior parathyroid glands, while the ventral wings fuse to form the cytoreticular cells of the thymus.

The main nerve supply to the derivatives of this pouch is Cranial Nerve IX, glossopharyngeal nerve.

See also

- branchial arches
- branchial clefts
- branchial pouches