Perineal nerve

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Not to be confused with peroneal nerve.
Nerve: Perineal nerve
Pudendal nerve.svg
Pudendal nerve, its course through the lesser sciatic foramen, and branches, including inferior anal at bottom right.
The superficial branches of the internal pudendal artery. (Perineal nerve visible but not labeled.)
Latin nervi perineales
Gray's p.968
Innervates Transversus perinei superficialis
From pudendal nerve
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The perineal nerve is a nerve arising from the pudendal nerve that supplies the perineum.


The perineal nerve is the inferior and larger of the two terminal branches of the pudendal nerve, is situated below the internal pudendal artery.

It accompanies the perineal artery and divides into two branches:

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  1. ^ Essential Clinical Anatomy. K.L. Moore & A.M. Agur. Lippincott, 2 ed. 2002. Page 263

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