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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The genitofemoral nerve arises from the first and second lumbar nerves, passes through the psoas muscle, through the transversalis where it splits into the genital branch, which continues along the psoas muscle to the inguinal ligament.
The lateral femoral cutaneous nerves were harvested with each flap and were coapted to the genital branch of the genitofemoral nerve.
After identification of iliohypogastric, ilioinguinal and genitofemoral nerves, they should be kept out of the operative field and also avoided excessive retraction.
13] includes the area stretching laterally as far as the genitofemoral nerve and posteriorly to the internal iliac vessels.