|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|
|Gray's||subject #210 933|
|From||brachial plexus - anterior divisions from the upper and middle trunks|
|To||lateral pectoral nerve|
The Lateral cord is a division of the brachial plexus.
The lateral cord gives rise to the following nerves:
- The lateral pectoral nerve, C5, C6 and C7 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.