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|Nerve: Thoracodorsal nerve|
|Plan of brachial plexus. (Label for thoracodorsal nerve at bottom center.)|
|Gray's||subject #210 934|
|From||posterior cord (C6-C8)|
The thoracodorsal nerve (middle or long subscapular nerve), a branch of the posterior cord of the plexus, derives its fibers from the sixth, seventh, and eighth cervical nerves; it follows the course of the subscapular artery, along the posterior wall of the axilla to the Latissimus dorsi, in which it may be traced as far as the lower border of the muscle.
- Dictionary at eMedicine Thoracodorsal+nerve
- SUNY Figs 05:03-10 - "The major subdivisions and terminal nerves of the brachial plexus."
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|Nerves of upper limbs (primarily): the brachial plexus|
|supraclavicular: dorsal scapular - suprascapular - to the subclavius - long thoracic
posterior cord: subscapular (upper, lower) - thoracodorsal - axillary (superior lateral cutaneous of arm) - radial (muscular, inferior lateral cutaneous of arm, posterior cutaneous of arm, posterior cutaneous of forearm, superficial branch, deep branch, posterior interosseous)
- de:Nervus thoracodorsalis
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