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DORSAL SCAPULAR NERVE

Anatomy-Upper Limb

DORSAL SCAPULAR NERVE

1. Arises from the C5 root of the brachial plexus.
2. Pierces the SCALENUS MEDIUS and continues deep to the LEVATOR SCAPULAE & RHOMBOIDS.
3. Supplies the LEVATOR SCAPULAE (elevates the scapula) & RHOMBOIDS (pull the scapula towards the spine).
4. Accompanied by the dorsal scapular artery.
5. Injury (rare) causes deviation of scapula from the midline and inability to elevate the scapula.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
3. Image: Henry Vandyke Carter [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons [Accessed 25 May 2019].

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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