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The nervus intermedius enters the central nervous system at the pontocerebellar groove lateral to the motor root and synapses with neurons in the upper part of the solitary tract of the medulla oblongata.
6) The geniculate ganglion and the nervus intermedius also appear, although the latter is not always visible as a separate nerve until approximately the seventh week.
When the pain becomes intractable, an operation to surgically excise the nervus intermedius and geniculate ganglion via the middle cranial fossa approach is indicated.