Anococcygeal nerve

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Nerve: Anococcygeal nerve
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Plan of sacral and pudendal plexuses. (Anococcygeal nerve not labeled, but visible at bottom right.)
Latin nervus anococcygeus
Gray's subject #213 968
From coccygeal plexus
Dorlands
/ Elsevier
    
n_05/12565205

The anococcygeal nerve is a nerve in the pelvis which provides sensory innervation to the skin over the coccyx.

Structure

The anococcygeal nerve arises from a small plexus known as the coccygeal plexus. It pierce the sacrotuberous ligament to supply the skin in the region of the coccyx as well as the sacrococcygeal joint.

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