Anterior branch of obturator nerve
|Anterior branch of obturator nerve|
Nerves of the right leg seen from the front
|Latin||Ramus anterior nervi obturatorii|
|Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy|
It leaves the pelvis in front of the obturator externus and descends in front of the adductor brevis, and behind the pectineus and adductor longus; at the lower border of the latter muscle it communicates with the anterior cutaneous and saphenous branches of the femoral nerve, forming a kind of plexus.
Behind the pectineus, it distributes branches to the adductor longus and gracilis, and usually to the adductor brevis, and in rare cases to the pectineus; it receives a communicating branch from the accessory obturator nerve when that nerve is present.
- medialthigh at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (medialthigh2)
- Anatomy photo:12:st-0602 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center
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