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Dorsal Scapular Nerve


- See: brachial plexus

- Anatomy:
    - dorsal scapular nerve to both rhomboids is typically derived from C5 neve close to intervertebral foramen and runs downward and backward
            thru or across surface of middle scalene, parallel to & below accessory nerve;
    - it then passes medial to or thru levator scapulae (to which it may give a branch) and descends on the deep surface of rhomboids, parallel to the
            medial border of the scapula



Isolated dorsal scapular neuropathy associated with repetitive minor trauma: a case report



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Thursday, December 15, 2011 1:31 pm