Defined: The defined segmental portion of the skin innervated by the sensory component of each spinal nerve. Sensory testing helps localize the level of the nerve root lesion Note: Territories of dermatomes do overlap
Brachial plexopathies require thorough understanding of anatomy Specialized sensory and motor testing can help localize the pathology
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