Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus III: Nervous System: Cervical Spinal Nerves
Ronald A. Bergman, PhD
Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
Ryosuke Miyauchi, MD
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The greater and lesser occipital nerves complement each other, with each one compensating for any deficiency in the nerve supply of each other.
The external (lateral) branch of the second cervical nerve may have a cutaneous branch in addition to its usual muscular branches; it may also supply the suboccipital superior oblique muscle in addition to its usual supply to the semispinalis cervicis, inferior oblique, semispinalis cervicic, and multifidus spinae muscles. (See also Vagus (CN X) and Hypoglossal (CNXII) Nerves).
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