Superficial branch of ulnar nerve

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Superficial branch of ulnar nerve
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Superficial palmar nerves. (Superficial branch of ulnar labeled at center right.)
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Diagram of segmental distribution of the cutaneous nerves of the right upper extremity.
Details
Latin ramus superficialis nervi ulnaris
Innervates Palmaris brevis
From
ulnar nerve
Identifiers
Gray's p.942
Dorlands
/Elsevier
r_02/12692170
TA A14.2.03.045
FMA FMA:44876
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The superficial branch of the ulnar nerve is a terminal branch of the ulnar nerve.[1] It supplies the palmaris brevis and the skin on the ulnar side of the hand, and divides into a common palmar digital nerve and a proper palmar digital nerve.

The proper digital branches are distributed to the fingers in the same manner as those of the median nerve.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ellis, Harold; Susan Standring; Gray, Henry David (2005). Gray's anatomy: the anatomical basis of clinical practice. St. Louis, Mo: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone. p. 726. ISBN 0-443-07168-3. 

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.