Medical Dictionary

superior ganglion


Medical Definition of superior ganglion

  1. 1:  the upper and smaller of the two sensory ganglia of the glossopharyngeal nerve that may be absent but when present is situated in a groove in which the nerve passes through the jugular foramen—called also jugular ganglion; compare inferior ganglion 1

  2. 2:  the upper of the two ganglia of the vagus nerve that is situated at the point where it exits through the jugular foramen—called also jugular ganglion, superior vagal ganglion; compare inferior ganglion 2

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