Cervical plexus

Last revised by Dr B Gulhane on 21 Mar 2018

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

  • anterior rami of C1 to C5 nerves
Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: cervical plexus labeled
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  • Figure 2: cervical plexus unlabelled
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