Posterior cutaneous nerve of arm
|Posterior cutaneous nerve of arm|
Cutaneous nerves of right upper extremity. ("Post. brach. cutan." visible at center left.)
|Latin||Nervus cutaneus brachii posterior|
|Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy|
The posterior cutaneous nerve of arm (internal cutaneous branch of musculospiral, posterior brachial cutaneous nerve) is a branch of the radial nerve that provides sensory innervation for much of the skin on the back of the arm. It arises in the axilla.
It is of small size, and passes through the axilla to the medial side of the area supplying the skin on its dorsal surface nearly as far as the olecranon.
In its course it crosses behind and communicates with the intercostobrachial.
- Superior lateral cutaneous nerve of arm
- Inferior lateral cutaneous nerve of arm
- Medial cutaneous nerve of arm
- Posterior cutaneous nerve of forearm
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