Inferior cluneal nerves

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Inferior cluneal nerves
Cutaneous nerves of the right lower extremity. Front and posterior views.
From posterior cutaneous nerve of the thigh
Innervates buttocks
Latin nervi clunium inferiores
TA A14.2.07.034
FMA 75470
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The inferior clunial nerves (also called gluteal branches of posterior femoral cutaneous nerve) innervate the skin of the lower part of the buttocks. They arise as branches of the posterior cutaneous nerve of the thigh.[1]

External links[edit]

  • glutealregion at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University)
  • Anatomy photo:11:07-0104 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Superficial Anatomy of the Lower Extremity: Cutaneous Nerves of the Posterior Aspect of the Lower Extremity"


  1. ^ Darnis, B; Robert, R; Labat, JJ; Riant, T; Gaudin, C; Hamel, A; Hamel, O (May 2008). "Perineal pain and inferior cluneal nerves: anatomy and surgery". Surg Radiol Anat. 30 (3): 177–183. doi:10.1007/s00276-008-0306-9.