Superior lateral cutaneous nerve of arm

Superior lateral cutaneous nerve of arm
Nerve: Superior lateral cutaneous nerve of arm
Suprascapular and axillary nerves of right side, seen from behind.
Cutenaous innervation of the arm. Innervation area of Axillary, sup. lat. cut. (C5-C6) is seen in blue at top.
Latin nervus cutaneus brachii lateralis superior
Gray's subject #210 934
From axillary nerve

The superior lateral cutaneous nerve of arm (or superior lateral brachial cutaneous nerve) is the continuation of the posterior cord of the axillary nerve, after it pierces the deep fascia.

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Course and targets

It sweeps around the posterior border of the deltoideus and supplies the skin over the lower two-thirds of the posterior part of this muscle, as well as that covering the long head of the triceps brachii.

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This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained within it may be outdated.


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