anterior cutaneous nerve

anterior cutaneous nerve

one of a pair of cutaneous branches of the cervical plexus. It arises from the second and the third cervical nerves and divides into the ascending and the descending branches. The ascending branches are distributed to the cranial, ventral, and lateral parts of the neck. The descending branches are distributed to the skin of the ventral and the lateral parts of the neck as far down as the sternum.
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Additional supply to the NAC is via a plexus formed by the terminal fourth and fifth anterior cutaneous nerves, as well as the fifth lateral cutaneous intercostal nerve.
The dermatomal sensory innervation to the breast is provided by the third to fifth lateral cutaneous branches to the lateral breast region, the second to fifth anterior cutaneous nerves to the medial side and minor contribution from the intermediate group of supraclavicular nerve to the superior and lateral aspect of the breast (see Figure 9).

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