Anatomy of the Cervical Plexus

  • F. Alemanno
  • E. Egarter Vigl


In our anatomical description of the innervation of the supraclavicular region, we cannot neglect to make some mention, however brief, of the cervical plexus. The superior cervical somatic nerves, in fact, in addition to numbering among the terminal nerves as important a nerve as the phrenic nerve, have numerous anastomoses and imbrications sharing territorial competence with the brachial plexus.


Cervical plexus anatomy Cervical plexus superficial branches Cervical plexus supraclavicular branches Cervical plexus supra-acromial branch Phrenic nerve 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Anesthesiology Resuscitation and Pain TherapyUniversity of VeronaVeronaItaly
  2. 2.Institute of Pathological AnatomyBolzano Regional HospitalBolzanoItaly

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