els are considerably more variable than the diagrams suggest, and derma-tomes overlap each other. The sensory nerves from each side of the body overlap slightly across the midline. The distribution of a few key peripheral nerves is shown in the inserts on the left.
Do not try to memorize all the der-matomes. It is useful, however, to remember the locations of some, such as those shaded in yellow on the right side of the diagrams.
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