third occipital nerve


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third oc·cip·i·tal nerve

[TA]
medial branch of the dorsal primary ramus of the third cervical nerve; this is usually joined with the greater occipital but may exist as an independent nerve supplying cutaneous branches to the scalp and nucha.
Synonym(s): nervus occipitalis tertius [TA]
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third oc·cip·i·tal nerve

(thĭrd ok-sipi-tăl nĕrv) [TA]
Medial branch of the dorsal primary ramus of the third cervical nerve.
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As previously discussed, occipital neuralgia may involve the greater occipital nerve, lesser occipital nerve, third occipital nerve or a combination of these neural structures (Figure 1).
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(12) Occipital neuralgia is a condition associated with paroxysmal jabbing pain in the distribution of the greater occipital nerves or the third occipital nerve, typically as a result of entrapment of a nerve along it course.
Posteriorly the greater occipital and third occipital nerves (posterior rami of C2 and C3 respectively) extend to the vertex and posterior scalp respectively.