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Lateral Branch of Posterior Ramus of Sixth Cervical Nerve (Left)
Nervous System

Lateral Branch of Posterior Ramus of Sixth Cervical Nerve (Left)

Ramus posterior lateralis nervi cervicalis sexti

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Origin

The lateral branch of the posterior ramus of the sixth cervical nerve arises from the posterior ramus of the sixth cervical nerve. It is one of two branches, the other being the medial branch.

Course

The lateral branch of the posterior ramus of the sixth cervical nerve passes dorsally to the muscles of the back.

Branches

There are no named branches.

Supplied Structures

The lateral branch of the posterior ramus of the sixth cervical nerve provides motor innervation to the longissimus colli, splenius colli, and iliocostalis colli muscles.

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