LATERAL CUTANEOUS NERVE OF THIGH

 

ORIGIN: Lumbar plexus, roots L2-3- dorsal division.

COURSE/DISTRIBUTION: Takes origin from the lumbar plexus and emerges from the lateral border of psoas major and crosses the iliacus in order to approach the anterior superior iliac spine. It is separated from the caecum on the right side by fascia iliaca. On the left the lower aspect of the descending colon replaces the caecum. It passes then behind the inguinal ligament and proceeds to the front of the thigh where it divides into its terminal branches.

BRANCHES:  Terminal branches are

bulletAnterior branch
bulletPosterior branch.

ROOT VALUE: L2,3.

 

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