Anococcygeal nerve

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Nerve: Anococcygeal nerve
Plan of sacral and pudendal plexuses (anococcygeal nerve not labeled, but visible at bottom right)
Latin Nervus anococcygeus
Gray's p.968
From Coccygeal plexus

The anococcygeal nerve is a nerve in the pelvis which provides sensory innervation to the skin over the coccyx.


The anococcygeal nerve arises from a small plexus known as the coccygeal plexus. It pierces the sacrotuberous ligament to supply the skin in the region of the coccyx as well as the sacrococcygeal joint.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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