DORSAL SCAPULAR NERVE

 

ORIGIN: C5 ventral ramus

COURSE/DISTRIBUTION: This nerve pierces the scalenus medius and then passes behind the levator scapulae, which it supplies sometimes. It is then accompanied by the deep branch of the dorsal scapular artery to reach the rhomboid muscles.

BRANCHES:  Terminal branches are

bullet Muscular branch to rhomboideus minor
bulletMuscular branch to rhombodeus major
bulletMuscular branch to levator scapulae

 

ROOT VALUE: C5.

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