What are cervical plexus?

  • (noun): A nerve plexus lying beneath the sternocleidomastoid muscle.
    Synonyms: plexus cervicalis

Cervical Plexus

The cervical plexus is a plexus of the ventral rami of the first four cervical spinal nerves which are located from C1 to C4 cervical segment in the neck. They are located laterally to the transverse processes between prevertebral muscles from the medial side and vertebral (m.scalenus, m.levator scapulae, m.splenius cervicis) from lateral side. There is anastomosis with accessory nerve, hypoglossal nerve and sympathetic trunk.

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Cervical Plexus - Additional Images
... Plan of the cervical plexus The nerves of the scalp, face, and side of neck The right sympathetic chain and its connections with the thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic plexuses Side of neck ...
Superior Cervical Cardiac Branches Of Vagus Nerve
... The Superior Cardiac Branches (cervical cardiac branches), two or three in number, arise from the vagus, at the upper and lower parts of the neck ... They can be traced to the deep part of the cardiac plexus ... in front or by the side of the innominate artery, and proceeds to the deep part of the cardiac plexus that from the left runs down across the left side of the arch of the aorta, and joins the superficial ...
Nerve Plexus - Cervical Plexus
... The Cervical plexus (plexus cervicalis) is formed by the ventral rami of the upper four cervical nerves and the upper part of fifth cervical ventral ramus ... The cervical plexus innervates muscles of the neck and areas of skin on the head, neck and chest ...
Spinal Root Of Accessory Nerve
... part of the anterior column of the gray substance of the medulla spinalis as low as the fifth cervical nerve ... it gives several filaments to the muscle, and joins with branches from the second cervical nerve ... In the posterior triangle it unites with the second and third cervical nerves, while beneath the Trapezius it forms a plexus with the third and fourth ...