Snapshot A 40-year-old man presents to his primary care physician with bilateral upper extremity weakness and sensory changes. He describes the sensory changes as "numb to pain and heat." Approximately 8 months ago, he had a multiple sclerosis exacerbation that required hospitalization with intravenous methylprednisolone for 5 days. On physical exam, there is sensory loss to pain and temperature in a "cape-like" distribution of the upper extremity, as well as 4/5 strength. The patient is scheduled for an MRI of the spine. (Post-inflammatory syringomyelia) Introduction Dermatomal maps reflect the sensory distribution for a specific level therefore, one can determine at which level (e.g., brainstem and spinal cord) the lesion is located recall that the primary sensory modalities tested on physical exam includes light touch pain temperature vibration proprioception The dorsal root ganglia contain cell bodies of spinal nerve sensory neurons Upper Extremity Hand Important Dermatomal Landmarks of The Chest and Abdomen Vertebral Level Sensory Area T4 Chest at level of nipple "T4 at teat pore" T7 Chest at level of xiphoid process "T7 at bottom of sternum" T10 Abdomen at level of umbilicus "T10 at belly button (butTEN)"