Dermatoma en el adulto

Es importante comprender la distribución de los nervios en los dermatomas para determinar de qué manera algunas enfermedades como el zoster y otras condiciones neurológicas afectan un área del cuerpo. La combinación de números y letras muestran la relación entre cada área y el nervio sensorial correspondiente. Las vértebras se clasifican de la siguiente forma: C para cervicales, T para torácicas, C para lumbares y S para sacras. El nervio trigémino es el quinto nervio craneal, representado por la letra V.Dermatoma en el adulto

Revision

Last reviewed 5/30/2012 by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington; and Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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