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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Human Anatomy: Plate 27: Figure 1

Atlas of Human Anatomy

Superficial and deep nerves of the back.

Translated by: Ronald A. Bergman, PhD and Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
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Superficial and deep nerves of the back

a) Mastoid process.
b) Scapular spine.
c) Crest of the iliac crest.
d) m. Occipitalis.
e) m. Trapezius (s. cucullaris).
f) m. Deltoideus.
g) m. Latissimus dorsi.
h) m. Infraspinatus.
i) m. External abdominal oblique.
k) m. Iliocostalis (s. lumbo-costalis).
l) m. Iliocostalis lumborum.
m) m. Longissimus thoracis (s. longissimus dorsi).
n) m. Iliocostalis cervicis.
o) m. Longissimus cervicis.
p) m. Longissimus capitis.
q) m. Semispinalis cervicis.
r) m. Semispinalis capitis.
s) m. Trapezius (s. cucullaris).
t) m. Superior capitis oblique.
u) m. Inferior capitis oblique.
v) m. Levator costae.
w) m. Transversus abdominis.

  1. greater occipital nerve.
  2. lesser occipital nerve.
  3. superior auricular nerve.
  4. dorsal roots of cervical nerves.
  5. dorsal roots of thoracic nerves (with lateral and anterior branches).
  6. supraclavicular nerves.
  7. lateral brachial cutaneous superior nerve [NA](branch of axillary nerve).
  8. medial antibrachial cutaneous nerve (s. intercostalhumeral nerve).[from intercostal nerve II].
  9. posterior branch of pectoral cutaneous nerves (fromposterior branches of intercostal nerves).
  10. posterior branches of abdominal cutaneous nerves (from posterior branches of intercostal nerves).
  11. dorsal lateral branch (posterior branch of division of dorsal nerves).
  12. posterior branches of lumbar nerves.
  13. posterior superior gluteal nerves.

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