sacral nerves


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sacral nerves

the five segmental nerves from the sacral part of the spinal cord. The first four emerge through the anterior sacral foramina and the fifth from between the sacral foramen and the coccyx.

sacral nerves

Five pairs of spinal nerves, the upper four of which emerge through the posterior sacral foramina, the fifth pair through the sacral hiatus (termination of the sacral canal). All are mixed nerves (motor and sensory).

Sacral nerves

The five pairs of nerves that arise from the lowermost segments of the spinal cord and control bladder, bowel, and pelvic functions. Stimulation of the sacral nerves by an implanted device is a newer treatment for urinary incontinence.
Mentioned in: Urinary Incontinence
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Although that did not happen, intermittent voiding was achieved and the dawn of sacral nerve stimulation was upon us.
Medium-term outcome of sacral nerve modulation for constipation.
Chronic sacral nerve stimulation with the implantable InterStim system bridges the gap between conservative treatment for urinary incontience and highly invasive procedures such as urinary diversion, Dr.