ILIOHYPOGASTRIC NERVE

 

ORIGIN: L1 nerve

COURSE/DISTRIBUTION: This nerve emerges from the L1 nerve bigger than the ilioinguinal nerve. It lies at the upper part of the lateral border of the psoas major. It then passes across the quadratus lumborum to reach the transversus abdominis. Above the iliac crest it divides between the transversus abdominis and the internal oblique muscle of abdomen into its two terminal branches. 

BRANCHES.

bulletLateral cutaneus branch: supplies the gluteal region at its posterolateral aspect.
bulletAnterior cutaneous branch: supplies the skin above the pubis in the anterior abdominal wall.

ROOT VALUE: L1.

 
 
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