Perineal nerve

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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.)
From pudendal nerve
Innervates Transversus perinei superficialis
Latin nervi perineales
TA A14.2.07.039
FMA 21866
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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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 968 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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

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