genitofemoral nerve


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Related to genitofemoral nerve: obturator nerve, ilioinguinal nerve, iliohypogastric nerve, Lumbosacral trunk

gen·i·to·fem·o·ral nerve

[TA]
arises from the first and second lumbar nerves, passes distally along the anterior surface of psoas major muscle and divides into genital and femoral branches.

gen·i·to·fem·o·ral nerve

(jen'i-tō-fem'ŏr-ăl nĕrv) [TA]
Arises from the first and second lumbar nerves, passes distad along the anterior surface of psoas major muscle and divides into genital and femoral branches.
Synonym(s): nervus genitofemoralis [TA] .

genitofemoral nerve

A sensory nerve originating in the lumbar plexus and composed of axons from spinal cord segments L2–L3. It runs along the surface of the psoas major muscle where it divides into a genital branch and a femoral branch; the branches innervate the skin of the scrotum or labium and the skin over the femoral triangle.
See also: nerve
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The lateral femoral cutaneous nerves were harvested with each flap and were coapted to the genital branch of the genitofemoral nerve.
He was ultimately diagnosed as having sustained a traumatic injury to his left genitofemoral nerve.
13] includes the area stretching laterally as far as the genitofemoral nerve and posteriorly to the internal iliac vessels.