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Genital branch of genitofemoral nerve



Nerve: Genital branch of genitofemoral nerve
Deep and superficial dissection of the lumbar plexus. (External spermatic branch of genitofemoral labeled at bottom right.)
Latin ramus genitalis nervi genitofemoralis
Gray's subject #212 953
Innervates cremaster
From genitofemoral nerve
Dorlands/Elsevier r_02/12690192

The genital branch of the genitofemoral nerve (external spermatic nerve) passes outward on the Psoas major, and pierces the fascia transversalis, or passes through the deep inguinal ring; it then descends behind the spermatic cord to the scrotum, supplies the Cremaster, and gives a few filaments to the skin of the scrotum.

Additional recommended knowledge

In the female, it accompanies the round ligament of the uterus, and is lost upon it.

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