Anococcygeal nerve

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Anococcygeal nerve
Gray828.png
Plan of sacral and pudendal plexuses (anococcygeal nerve not labeled, but visible at bottom right)
Details
From Coccygeal plexus
Identifiers
Latin Nervus anococcygeus
Dorlands
/Elsevier
n_05/12565205
TA A14.2.07.045
FMA 19038
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

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

Structure[edit]

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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References[edit]

This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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