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Deep Branches of Cervial Plexus (Left)
Nervous System

Deep Branches of Cervial Plexus (Left)

Rami profundi plexus cervicalis

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Description

The cervical plexus is made up of the anterior rami of upper four cervical nerves (C1-C4). The anterior rami are interconnected in the form of neuronal loops, which give off superficial and deep branches to various structures.

The deep branches of the cervical plexus innervate several groups of muscles including prevertebral and lateral vertebral muscles. They include the:

—phrenic nerve;

—ansa cervicalis;

—muscular branches.

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Cervical Plexus

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Branches of the cervical plexus supply sensation to the skin of the posterior and lateral head and the entire neck to the shoulders.

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