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Anatomy Atlases: Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus III: Nervous System: Plexuses: Superficial Cervical Nerve

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus III: Nervous System: Plexuses

Superficial Cervical Nerve

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

Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed


Instead of a single nerve, the superficial cervical may have two or more branches arising from the cervical plexus

The nerve may arise solely from the third or from the third and fourth cervical nerves.

In its course in the neck it sometimes passes through an annulus in the external jugular.


References

Bautzmann, H. (1930) Verlauf des Nervus cutaneous colli durch eine Insel der Vena jugularis externa. Anat. Anz. 70:516-519.

Cordier, -., Coulouma, -., Devos, -. et -. Delcroix. (1936) Contribution a l'étude de la constitution du plexus cervical chez l'homme et quelques primates. Assoc. Anatomistes Comptes Rendus 31:114-123.

Henle, J. (1868) Handbuch der Systematischen Anatomie des Menschen. von Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, Braunschweig.

Jackson, C.M., Ed. (1933) Morris' Human Anatomy, 9th ed., P. Blakiston's Son & Co., Inc., Philadelphia

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

Schaefer, E.A., Symington, J. and T.H. Bryce., Eds. (1915) Quain's Anatomy, 11th ed., Longmans, Green, and Co., London.

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