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Anatomy Atlases: Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus III: Nervous System: Cervical Spinal Nerves: Fifth and Sixth Cervical Nerves

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus III: Nervous System: Cervical Spinal Nerves

Fifth and Sixth Cervical Nerves

Ronald A. Bergman, PhD
Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
Ryosuke Miyauchi, MD

Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed


The cutaneous branches of the fifth and sixth cervical nerves may be very small or completely absent. The upper subscapular nerve arises from the fifth and sixth, but in 50% of cases it also receives a contribution from the fourth.

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Latarjet, A. (1948) Testut's Traité d'Anatomie Humaine, 9th ed., G. Doin & Cie., Paris.

Schaefer, E.A., Symington, J. and T.H. Bryce., Eds. Quain's Anatomy, 11th ed., Longmans, Green, and Co., London.

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