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Lateral Cutaneous Branch of Iliohypogastric Nerve
Nervous System

Lateral Cutaneous Branch of Iliohypogastric Nerve

Ramus cutaneus lateralis nervi iliohypogastrici

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Quick Facts

Origin: Iliohypogastric nerve.

Course: Emerges through the internal and external abdominal oblique muscles, superior to the iliac crest.

Branches: None.

Supply: Cutaneous innervation to lateral gluteal region.

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Origin

The lateral cutaneous branch of iliohypogastric nerve originates from the iliohypogastric nerve, a branch of the anterior ramus of the first lumbar nerve.

Course

The lateral cutaneous branch of the iliohypogastric nerve emerges through the internal and external abdominal oblique muscles and runs along the iliac crest and posterior to the anterior superior iliac spine.

Branches

There are no named branches.

Supplied Structures

The lateral cutaneous branch of iliohypogastric nerve provides sensory cutaneous innervation to the lateral gluteal region.

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Iliohypogastric Nerve

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The iliohypogastric nerve is a mixed nerve which arises from the anterior branch(es) of the L1 nerve and frequently the T12 nerve.

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