lateral cord of brachial plexus

lat·er·al cord of brach·i·al plex·us

[TA]
in the brachial plexus, the bundle of nerve fibers formed by the anterior divisions of the superior and middle trunks; lateral to the axillary artery. This cord gives off the lateral pectoral nerve and terminates by dividing into the musculocutaneous nerve and the lateral root of the median nerve.

lat·er·al cord of brach·i·al plex·us

(lat'ĕr-ăl kōrd brā'kē-ăl plek'sŭs) [TA]
In the brachial plexus, the bundle of nerve fibers formed by the anterior divisions of the superior and middle trunks that lies lateral to the axillary artery. This cord gives off the lateral pectoral nerve and terminates by dividing into the musculocutaneous nerve and the lateral root of the median nerve.
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Furthermore, the shoulder joint and adjacent soft tissues receive minor contributions from the subscapular nerve (C5-C6; originates from posterior cord of brachial plexus), lateral pectoral nerve (C5-C6; originates from lateral cord of brachial plexus), and musculocutaneous nerve (C5-C7; originates from lateral cord of brachial plexus) [8].
LC, lateral cord of brachial plexus; MC, medial cord of brachial plexus; m, muscle; n, nerve; 1st, first lateral root of median nerve; 2nd, second lateral root of median nerve; 3rd, medial root of median nerve.
The relation of the median nerve & brachial artery were seen to be normal & the musculocutaneous nerve was arising normally from the lateral cord of brachial plexus & piercing the coracobrachialis muscle.
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