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Dorsal Scapular Nerve

(See also: brachial plexus)


  • 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