Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Where is the C1 dermatome?

Level 2

There is no C1 dermatome. The C1 root innervates the meninges of the posterior fossa and has no cutaneous branch. Neck stiffness is a test of the C1 root that innervates the meninges.

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  1. "there is no C1 dermatome" and then you say you can test it (that which doesn't exist) by assessing neck stiffness?

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    1. It's correct to say there is no C1 dermatome as "derma" indicates a cutaneous relationship. Perhaps we should speak of a C1 meningotome ;-)

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  2. It's correct to say there is no C1 dermatome as "derma" indicates a cutaneous relationship. Perhaps we should speak of a C1 meningotome ;-)

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