superficial branch of radial nerve

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su·per·fi·cial branch of ra·di·al nerve

(sū'pĕr-fish'ăl branch rā'dē-ăl nĕrv)
Cutaneous terminal branch (with deep branch) that runs under cover of brachioradialis muscle to wrist, then supplies skin of proximal portion of the dorsal aspects of thumb, index, middle, and lateral half of ring fingers and proximal portion of dorsum of hand.
Synonym(s): ramus superficialis nervi radialis.
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SUMMARY: The level of origin of digital branch to thumb (DBT) of superficial branch of radial nerve (SBRN) and its relationship to brachioradialis muscle tendon (BRT) and its fascial sheath (FS) were studied on both sides of upper extremities of 50 cadavers (n=100).

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