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Nerve: Perineal nerve
Pudendal nerve.svg
Pudendal nerve, its course through the lesser sciatic foramen, and branches, including inferior anal at bottom 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

The perineal nerve is a nerve arising from the pudendal nerve that supplies the perineum.

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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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References

  1. ^ Essential Clinical Anatomy. K.L. Moore & A.M. Agur. Lippincott, 2 ed. 2002. Page 263

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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 As such, some of the information contained within it may be outdated.

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