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

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

Thoracodorsal Nerve

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

Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed


This nerve may arise solely from the seventh cervical nerve, or from the seventh and eighth. It may also receive an additional branch from the sixth cervical nerve. This nerve is also known as the middle subscapular nerve.

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References

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

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Phillips, W.F.R. (1913) Innervation of an axillary arch muscle. Anat. Rec. 7:131-132.

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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