Cutaneous branch of the obturator nerve

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Cutaneous branch of the obturator nerve
Nerves of the right lower extremity. Front view. (Cutaneous branch not labeled, but region is visible.)
From anterior branch of obturator nerve
Latin ramus cutaneus nervi obturatorii
TA A14.2.07.014
FMA 45312
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

Occasionally the communicating branch to the anterior cutaneous and saphenous branches of the femoral is continued down, as a cutaneous branch, to the thigh and leg, as the cutaneous branch of the obturator nerve.

When this is so, it emerges from beneath the lower border of the Adductor longus, descends along the posterior margin of the sartorius to the medial side of the knee, where it pierces the deep fascia, communicates with the saphenous nerve, and is distributed to the skin of the tibial side of the leg as low down as its middle.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 954 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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  • Anatomy photo:11:05-0205 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Superficial Anatomy of the Lower Extremity: Cutaneous Nerves of the Anterior Thigh and Leg"