perineal nerve


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Related to perineal nerve: Pelvic splanchnic nerves, pudendal nerve

perineal nerve

A branch of the pudendal nerve. It innervates the skin of the scrotum or labium majus, perineum, and medial thigh and the muscles and mucous membranes of the genital erectile tissues.
See also: nerve
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Anteriorly the perineal and posterior scrotal or labial branches of the perineal nerve and vessels are found (Figure 3).
Check the perineal nerve, and tape a note to the athlete's uniform demanding a vascular consultation before you send the athlete to the emergency room, Dr.
Improper positioning of the patient after epidural block can lead to perineal nerve damage.