posterior cutaneous nerve of thigh

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pos·te·ri·or cu·ta·ne·ous nerve of thigh

[TA]
arises as a branch of the sacral plexus, conveying fibers from the ventral rami of first three sacral nerves; supplies the skin of the posterior surface of the thigh and of the popliteal region (S1 and S2 component); it gives off a perineal branch (S3 component) that passes to the lateral aspect of the scrotum or labia majora.

pos·te·ri·or cu·ta·ne·ous nerve of thigh

(pos-tēr'ē-ŏr kyū-tā'nē-ŭs nĕrv thī) [TA]
Arises as branch of sacral plexus, conveying fibers from ventral rami of first three sacral nerves; supplies skin of posterior surface of thigh and popliteal region (S1 and S2 component); gives off a perineal branch (S3 component) that passes to lateral aspect of scrotum or labium majus.
Synonym(s): nervus cutaneus femoris posterior, posterior femoral cutaneous nerve, small sciatic nerve.
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