dorsal scapular nerve


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dor·sal scap·u·lar nerve

[TA]
arises from ventral primary rami of the fifth to seventh cervical nerves and passes downward to supply the levator scapulae and the rhomboideus major and minor muscles.

dor·sal scap·u·lar nerve

(dōr'săl skap'yū-lăr nĕrv) [TA]
Arises from ventral primary rami of the fifth to seventh cervical nerves and passes downward to supply the levator scapulae and the rhomboideus major and minor muscles.
Synonym(s): nervus dorsalis scapulae [TA] .
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Normally, the dorsal scapular nerve contains only motor fibres, but an old dissection case report (17) describes sensory fibres from the nerve that innervated a small area of skin at the level of the fifth and sixth thoracic vertebrae.
(21), they examined and treated 36 patients with dorsal scapular nerve compression.
Role of dorsal scapular nerve entrapment in unilateral interscapular pain.