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Sensory innervation of the upper extremity

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Friday, December 22 2006 by jdmiles

Last modified on Sunday, November 16 2008.

A 525 year-old Renaissance man presents to your office, complaining of numbness in the region highlighted in red in the image below.
Of the following options, which nerve has a sensory distribution that best matches the region illustrated?


 
        A) Axillary
 
        B) Medial brachial cutaneous
 
        C) Medial antibrachial cutaneous
 
        D) Median
 
        E) Superficial branch of radial
 

 


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This question was created on December 22, 2006 by jdmiles.
This question was last modified on November 16, 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A) axillary

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The distribution of sensory innervation of the axillary nerve is shown in red in the image below:
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B) medial brachial cutaneous

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The distribution of sensory innervation of the medial brachial cutaneous nerve is shown in red in the image below:
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C) medial antibrachial cutaneous

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The distribution of sensory innervation of the medial antibrachial cutaneous nerve is shown in red in the image below:
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D) median

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The distribution of sensory innervation of the median nerve is shown in red in the image below:
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E) superficial branch of radial

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The following image illustrates the distribution of sensory innervation of some of the named nerves in the upper extremity.

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References:

1. Gray, Henry. (1918). Anatomy of the human body 20th ed. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger. (ASIN:B000TW11G6)Advertising:
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Sensory innervation of the upper extremity
Question ID: 810200601
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 12/22/2006
Modified: 11/16/2008
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jdmiles
anatomy Vitruvian Man Dec 10, 2007 @ 04:03

This is the question with Leonardo da Vinci's Virtuvian Man.

 



 
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