Thursday, November 14, 2013

Dermatomes in Anatomy

What is dermatome?

Dermatome refers to the "area of the body supplied by single spinal nerve". In other words, it is the territory of single sensory nerve originated from the spinal cord. Bear in mind that C1 has NO dermatome.

What is the significance of dermatomes?

The significance of dermatomes is that a physician or a medical professional can check the level of the spinal cord where the problem exists by testing your skin.
Check the image for all the dermatomes located on your body.

Dermatomes (Netter)

Keywords: Dermatomes, Significance of dermatomes, dermatomal map

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