Nerve to the Piriformis

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Nerve: Nerve to the Piriformis
Plan of sacral plexus and pudendal plexus. (Label "to piriformis" is at center left.)
The piriformis and nearby muscles
Latin nervus musculi piriformis
Gray's subject #213 957
Innervates    piriformis muscle
From sacral plexus (S1–S2)
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The nerve to piriformis is a nerve that innervates the piriformis muscle.


The nerve to piriformis originates in the sacral plexus. It arises from the dorsal division of the second sacral nerve, or the dorsal divisions of the first and second sacral nerves, and enters the anterior surface of the piriformis muscle; this nerve may be double.

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