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Anatomy Atlases: Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus III: Nervous System: Plexuses: Inferior Gluteal Nerve

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus III: Nervous System: Plexuses

Inferior Gluteal Nerve

Ronald A. Bergman, PhD
Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
Ryosuke Miyauchi, MD

Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed


This nerve is frequently joined in the early part of its course with the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve. It may also be joined with the nerve to the short head of the biceps.

The inferor gluteal nerve frequently provides a communicating branch that joins the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve.


References

Anson, B.J., Ed. (1966) Morris' Human Anatomy, 12th ed., The Blakiston Division, McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York.

Latarjet, A. (1948) Testut's Traité d'Anatomie Humain, 9th ed., G. Doin & Cie., Paris.

Schaefer, E.A., Symington, J. and T.H. Bryce., Eds. (1915) Quain's Anatomy, 11th ed., Longmans, Green, and Co., London.

Tillmann, B. (1979) Verlaufsvarianten des N. gluteus inferior. Anat. Anz. 145:293-302.

Wilson, J.T. (1889) Abnormal distribution of the nerve to quadratus femoris in man, with remarks on its significance. J. Anat. Physiol. 23:354-357.

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