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Anatomy Atlases: Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus III: Nervous System: Cervical Spinal Nerves: First Cervical Nerve

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

First Cervical Nerve

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

Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed


The dorsal root of the first cervical nerve is sometimes absent (8%).

The root may arise partly or wholly from, or in common with, the accessory nerve. The dorsal branch of the first cervical nerve (the suboccipital nerve) occasionally supplies a cutaneous branch to the back of the head. It accompanies the occipital artery and is joined beneath the skin with the greater and lesser occipital nerves. (See also Vagus (CN X) and Hypoglossal (CN XII) Nerves).


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