Superior lateral cutaneous nerve of arm

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.

Superior lateral cutaneous nerve of arm
Suprascapular and axillary nerves of right side, seen from behind.
Cutenaous innervation of the arm. Innervation area of Axillary, sup. lat. cut. (C5-C6) is seen in blue at top.
Fromaxillary nerve
Latinnervus cutaneus brachii lateralis superior
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy


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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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 934 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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