lateral femoral cutaneous nerve


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lat·er·al cu·ta·ne·ous nerve of thigh

[TA]
arises from the lumbar plexus, conveying fibers from the second and third lumbar nerves, supplies the skin of the anterolateral and lateral surfaces of the thigh.

lat·er·al cu·ta·ne·ous nerve of thigh

(lat'ĕr-ăl kyū-tā'nē-ŭs nĕrv thī) [TA]
Arises from the lumbar plexus, conveying fibers from the second and third lumbar nerves, supplies the skin of the anterolateral and lateral surfaces of the thigh.
Synonym(s): lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, nervus cutaneus femoris lateralis.

lateral femoral cutaneous nerve

A sensory nerve that originates from the lumbar plexus and is composed of axons from spinal cord segments L2–L3. It runs into the lower limb by passing under the inguinal ligament, and it innervates skin on the anterior and lateral surfaces of the thigh.
See also: nerve
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This condition may respond to an injection of corticosteroid adjacent to the anterior superior iliac spine near the emergence of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve.
More specifically, anterior divisions of L2-L4 comprise the obturator nerve, which then innervates the medial aspects of the thigh; whereas the posterior divisions give rise to the femoral nerve (L2-L4) and the lateral femoral cutaneous nerves (L2-L3), which supply the anterior and lateral parts of the thigh, respectively.
71) Excellent results were reported during this trial with minimal complications and included: six proximal femur fractures, two partial femoral nerve palsies, 16 lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) palsies (nine resolved), one late infection, two cases of nonrecurrent dislocation, and one deep vein thrombosis.
During periacetabular osteotomy (PAO), the sciatic, femoral, obturator, and lateral femoral cutaneous nerves are at risk.