iliohypogastric nerve


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Related to iliohypogastric nerve: ilioinguinal nerve, genitofemoral nerve

il·i·o·hy·po·gas·tric nerve

[TA]
terminal branch, with ilioinguinal nerve, of the first lumbar nerve; it supplies the abdominal muscles and the skin of the lower part of the anterior abdominal wall.

iliohypogastric nerve

a nerve with branches that innervate the posterolateral gluteal skin and the skin in the pubic region, as well as the abdominal musculature.

il·i·o·hy·po·gas·tric nerve

(il'ē-ō-hī-pō-gas'trik nĕrv) [TA]
Arises from the first lumbar nerve; it supplies the abdominal muscles and the skin of the lower part of the anterior abdominal wall.
Synonym(s): nervus iliohypogastricus [TA] .

iliohypogastric nerve

A sensory nerve originating in the lumbar plexus and composed of axons from spinal cord segment L1. It runs parallel to the iliac crest and innervates the skin in a band from the upper lateral side of the buttock to the abdomen above the pubis.
See also: nerve
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Despite evidence of efficacy, ilioinguinal/ iliohypogastric nerve blocks do not appear to be widely used, possibly because of high rates of block failure (up to 50% in some studies (86,87)) and a relatively short duration of action.
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