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|Nerve: Lateral cord|
Plan of brachial plexus. (Lateral cord is at top.)
The right brachial plexus with its short branches, viewed from in front. The Sternomastoid and Trapezius muscles have been completely, the Omohyoid and Subclavius have been partially, removed; a piece has been sawed out of the clavicle; the Pectoralis muscles have been incised and reflected.
|Latin||fasciculus lateralis plexus brachialis|
|From||brachial plexus - anterior divisions from the upper and middle trunks|
|To||lateral pectoral nerve
|Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy|
The Lateral cord is a division of the brachial plexus. Spinal nerves C5, C6, and C7 contribute to it.
The lateral cord gives rise to the following nerves:
- The lateral pectoral nerve to the pectoralis major muscle
- The musculocutaneous nerve which innervates the biceps muscle
- The median nerve, partly. The other part comes from the medial cord.
- Atlas image: hand_plexus at the University of Michigan Health System - "Axilla, dissection, anterior view"
- EatonHand ner-123
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