Dermatome (Lower Limb)

dermatome is an area of skin that is mainly supplied by a single spinal nerve.  There are 8 ervical nerves  (C1 being an exception with no dermatome), 12 thoracic nerves,  5 lumber nerves and 5 sacral nerves.  Each of these nerves relays sensation (including pain) from a particular region of skin to the brain.


Important dermatomes and anatomical landmarks

Following is a list of spinal nerves  and points that are characteristically belonging to the dermatome of each nerve:

Following is a list of sensory cranial nerves:



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