|Nerve: Lumboinguinal nerve|
|Cutaneous nerves of right lower extremity. Front view. (Lumboinguinal visible at upper left.)|
|Latin||ramus femoralis nervi genitofemoralis, nervus lumboinguinalis|
|Gray's||subject #212 953|
The lumboinguinal nerve (femoral or crural branch of genitofemoral) descends on the external iliac artery, sending a few filaments around it, and, passing beneath the inguinal ligament, enters the sheath of the femoral vessels, lying superficial and lateral to the femoral artery.
On the front of the thigh it communicates with the anterior cutaneous branches of the femoral nerve.
A few filaments from the lumboinguinal nerve may be traced to the femoral artery.
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