Superior lateral cutaneous nerve of arm

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Nerve: Superior lateral cutaneous nerve of arm
Suprascapular and axillary nerves of right side, seen from behind.
Latin nervus cutaneus brachii lateralis superior
Gray's subject #210 934
From axillary nerve
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

The superior lateral cutaneous nerve of arm (or superior lateral brachial cutaneous nerve) is the continuation of the posterior cord of the axillary nerve, after it pierces the deep fascia.

Course and targets

It sweeps around the posterior border of the deltoideus and supplies the skin over the lower two-thirds of the posterior part of this muscle, as well as that covering the long head of the triceps brachii.

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