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Normally, the dorsal scapular nerve contains only motor fibres, but an old dissection case report (17) describes sensory fibres from the nerve that innervated a small area of skin at the level of the fifth and sixth thoracic vertebrae.
21), they examined and treated 36 patients with dorsal scapular nerve compression.