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Spinal Ganglion of Second Sacral Nerve (Left)
Nervous System

Spinal Ganglion of Second Sacral Nerve (Left)

Ganglion spinale nervi sacralis secundi

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Description

The spinal ganglion of the second sacral nerve is the swelling of the posterior root of the second sacral nerve. It is located just medial to the split of anterior and posterior roots and is generally in, or just medial, to the second sacral foramen.

This ganglion contains cell bodies of the somatic sensory afferents. It carries information towards the spinal cord from the skin of the genitals (labia and clitoris), medial buttocks, posterior thigh, leg, and heel of the foot.

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