transverse cervical nerve


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trans·verse cer·vi·cal nerve

[TA]
a branch of the cervical plexus that supplies the skin over the anterior triangle of the neck.

trans·verse cer·vi·cal nerve

(trans-vĕrs' sĕr'vi-kăl nĕrv) [TA]
A branch of the cervical plexus that supplies the skin over the anterior triangle of the neck.
Synonym(s): nervus transversus colli [TA] .
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The transverse cervical nerve (TCN) intertwined with EJV (Fig.
The duplication of the EJV occurred in 4% of the specimens in this study, furthermore the transverse cervical vein drained into one part of the EJV, while the transverse cervical nerve intertwined with the EJV.
The plexus gives 4 terminal branches: greater auricular, lesser occipital, supraclavicular, and transverse cervical nerves. They provide sensory innervation to the skin and superficial structures of the anterolateral neck and sections of the ear and shoulder.
Previously established communications with branches of C2 and C3 have become communications with the greater auricular and transverse cervical nerves. A combined marginal mandibular-cervical branch appears between the time the embryo grows from 20 to 45 mm (seventh through the middle of the eighth week).

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