cervical (nerve) plexus

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cer·vi·cal (nerve) plex·us

formed by loops joining the adjacent ventral primary rami of the first four cervical nerves and receiving gray communicating rami from the superior cervical ganglion; it lies deep to the sternocleidomastoid muscle and sends out numerous cutaneous, muscular, and communicating rami.
Synonym(s): plexus cervicalis [TA]
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To date, only a few studies have examined the role of ultrasound imaging in the selective blocking of the cervical nerve plexus (2-4).
The cervical nerve plexus is located at the posterior triangle of the neck that is formed by the cervical prevertebral fascia, the paravertebral muscles and the cervical vertebra (5).