Cutaneous branch of the obturator nerve

Cutaneous branch of the obturator nerve
Nerve: Cutaneous branch of the obturator nerve
Nerves of the right lower extremity. Front view. (Cutaneous branch not labeled, but region is visible.)
Latin ramus cutaneus nervi obturatorii
Gray's subject #212 954
From anterior branch of obturator nerve

Occasionally the communicating branch to the anterior cutaneous and saphenous branches of the femoral is continued down, as a cutaneous branch, to the thigh and leg, as the cutaneous branch of the obturator nerve.

When this is so, it emerges from beneath the lower border of the Adductor longus, descends along the posterior margin of the sartorius to the medial side of the knee, where it pierces the deep fascia, communicates with the saphenous nerve, and is distributed to the skin of the tibial side of the leg as low down as its middle.

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