lesser occipital nerve

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less·er oc·cip·i·tal nerve

[TA]
arises from cervical plexus, conveying fibers from the ventral primary rami of the second and third cervical nerves; supplies the skin of the posterior surface of the auricle and the adjacent portion of the scalp posterior to the auricle.
Synonym(s): nervus occipitalis minor [TA]

less·er oc·cip·i·tal nerve

(les'ĕr ok-sip'i-tăl nĕrv) [TA]
Arises from cervical plexus, conveying fibers from ventral primary rami of second and third cervical nerves; supplies skin of posterior surface of auricle and adjacent portion of the scalp posterior to auricle.
Synonym(s): nervus occipitalis minor.

lesser occipital nerve

A sensory nerve composed of axons from spinal cord segments C2–C3. It innervates the skin over the back of the neck.
See also: nerve
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Skull consists of two greater occipital nerves and two lesser occipital nerves which is located on each side of the head.
Anthony examined the prevalence of CH among patients with primary headache, and the effects of local corticosteroids into the region of the GON and lesser occipital nerve (13).
Then Guyuron details the surgical treatment of the different sites of migraine headaches: frontal, temporal, rhinogenic, occipital, aurico-temporal, lesser occipital, and nummular.
(1), six nerves are identified by landmarks on each side of the cranium (supratrochlear, supraorbital, zygomaticotemporal, auriculotemporal, lesser occipital and greater occipital nerves), and they are subsequently infiltrated with a local anaesthetic dose ranging from 2 to 5 mL.
The lesser occipital, great auricular, transverse cervical and supraclavicular nerves were preserved.
There are multiple causes of CeH, including the [C.sub.2]-[C.sub.3] and [C.sub.3]-[C.sub.4] z-joints, A-A joint, [C.sub.2]-[C.sub.3] intervertebral disk, A-O joint, and the greater or lesser occipital nerve [1].
The cervical plexus consists of the ventral primary divisions of the first four cervical spinal nerves and gives rise to (1) the muscular branches, including the phrenic nerve and nervus descendens cervicalis, as well as (2) the sensory branches, including the lesser occipital, transverse cutaneous, supraclavicular, and great auricular nerves.
(2) Previous evidence indicates that occipital neuralgia affects the greater occipital nerve in 90% of cases, lesser occipital nerve in 10% of cases, and both occipital nerves in 9% of cases.
Sudden unconsciousness during a lesser occipital nerve block in a patient with the occipital bone defect.
Often though, we see it manifested after physical insult to the greater or lesser occipital nerve pathways i.e.
BT-B was administered intradermally, over the site of the greater and lesser occipital nerves on the side of predominant migraine headaches.
the lesser occipital (anterior ramus of C2) supplies the skin behind the ear.