Lumboinguinal nerve

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Lumboinguinal nerve
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Cutaneous nerves of the right lower extremity. Front and posterior views. (Lumboinguinal visible at upper left, in green.)
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Cutaneous nerves of the right lower extremity. Front and posterior views. (Lumboinguinal visible at upper left.)
Details
Latin ramus femoralis nervi genitofemoralis, nervus lumboinguinalis
From
genitofemoral nerve
Identifiers
Gray's p.953
Dorlands
/Elsevier
r_02/12690076
TA A14.2.07.010
FMA FMA:16496
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The lumboinguinal nerve, also known as the femoral or crural branch of genitofemoral, is a nerve in the abdomen. The lumboinguinal nerve is a branch of the genitofemoral nerve.

Structure[edit]

The lumboinguinal nerve arises from the genitofemoral nerve. It descends alongside the external iliac artery, sending a few filaments around it, and, passing beneath the inguinal ligament, enters the sheath of the femoral vessels, lying superficial and lateral to the femoral artery. Here, it pierces the anterior layer of the sheath of the vessels and the fascia lata, and supplies the skin of the anterior surface of the upper part of the thigh. [1] :343

On the front of the thigh it communicates with the anterior cutaneous branches of the femoral nerve.

A few filaments from the lumboinguinal nerve may be traced to the femoral artery.

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See also[edit]

This article uses anatomical terminology; for an overview, see anatomical terminology.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Drake, Richard L.; Vogl, Wayne; Tibbitts, Adam W.M. Mitchell; illustrations by Richard; Richardson, Paul (2005). Gray's anatomy for students (Pbk. ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone. ISBN 978-0-443-06612-2. 

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