genitofemoral nerve


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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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After identification of iliohypogastric, ilioinguinal and genitofemoral nerves, they should be kept out of the operative field and also avoided excessive retraction.
The tendon lies close to genitofemoral nerve (Fig.3b), lying on the psoas major muscle.
Stevens et al note that iliofemoral, iliohypogastric and genitofemoral nerves variably innervate the skin of the lateral thigh.
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Many people report persistent pain after hernia surgery; blocks of the iliohypogastric, ilioinguinal, or genitofemoral nerves may help, she said.