Cervical plexus

The cervical plexus is formed by the ventral (anterior) rami of the C1 to C5 nerve roots and innervates the diaphragm, provides motor supply to some neck muscles and cutaneous sensation to the skin of the head, neck and chest.

Gross anatomy

Roots
  • anterior rami of C1 to C5 nerves
Course
Branches
Anatomy: Head and neck
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rID: 30693
Section: Anatomy
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