Perineal nerve

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Nerve: Perineal nerve
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Sacral plexus of the right side. (Perineal nerve visible at center right.)
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The superficial branches of the internal pudendal artery. (Perineal nerve visible but not labeled.)
Latin nervi perineales
Gray's subject #213 968
Innervates    Transversus perinei superficialis
Bulbospongiosus
Ischiocavernosus
From pudendal nerve
Dorlands
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The perineal nerve is a nerve arising from the pudendal nerve that supplies the perineum.

Structure

The perineal nerve is the inferior and larger of the two terminal branches of the pudendal nerve, is situated below the internal pudendal artery.

It accompanies the perineal artery and divides into two branches:

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This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated. Please edit the article if this is the case, and feel free to remove this notice when it is no longer relevant.


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