Dissection of anterolateral abdominal wall

Nerve supply to external oblique muscle (continued)

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Dissection of anterolateral abdominal wall
Nerve supply to external oblique muscle (continued)
The upper fascicles of the left external oblique muscle are shown in this close-up photograph. Nerves (3,4,6,14) which supply the muscle originate from lateral cutaneous branches of the intercostal nerves and enter the muscle from its external surface.
1 . Rib VI (covered by periosteum)
2 . Pectoralis major muscle (abdominal part, reflected)
3 . Muscular branch of lateral cutaneous branch thoracie nerve VI
4 . Muscular branch of lateral cutaneous branch thoracic nerve VII
5 . External oblique muscle
6 . Muscular branch of lateral cutaneous branch thoracic nerve VIII
7 . Aponeurosis external oblique muscle
8 . Serratus anterior muscle
9 . Fascia of serratus anterior muscle
10 . Lateral cutaneous branch thoracic nerve VII
11 . Rib VIII
12 . Lateral cutaneous branch thoracic nerve VIII
13 . Rib X
14 . Upper pointer: Lateral cutaneous branch thoracic nerve IX Lower pointer: Muscular branch 15. Latissimus dorsi muscle