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Perineal nerve

Perineal nerve
Pudendal nerve, its course through the lesser sciatic foramen, and branches, including inferior anal at bottom right.
The superficial branches of the internal pudendal artery. (Perineal nerve visible but not labeled.)
Latin nervi perineales
Innervates Transversus perinei superficialis
pudendal nerve
Gray's p.968
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

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


  • Structure 1
  • Additional images 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


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:

Additional images


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

External links

  • Anatomy photo:41:10-0100 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "The Female Perineum: The Perineal Nerve"
  • Anatomy image:9174 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Anatomy image:9187 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • perineal+nerves at eMedicine Dictionary
  • figures/chapter_32/32-3.HTM - Basic Human Anatomy at Dartmouth Medical School

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