(redirected from genitofemoral)
Also found in: Medical.
Related to genitofemoral: ilioinguinal


a.1.(Anat.) Pertaining to the genital organs and the thigh; - applied especially to one of the lumbar nerves.
References in periodicals archive ?
The ilioinguinal, iliohypogastric, and genitofemoral nerves are in close proximity to Pfannenstiel and laparoscopic port site incisions.
The three nerves potentially involved are the IIN, iliohypogastric nerve (IHN) and genital branch of the genitofemoral nerve (GFN).
The ilioinguinal and the iliohypogastric nerves are generally injured during the elevation of the external oblique fascial flaps for fixation of mesh, while the genitofemoral nerve is most likely to be injured during the isolation of the cord and stripping of the cremasteric muscle fibres in Lichtenstein repair.
Androgens act on the genitofemoral nerve, inducing the release of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), which promotes rhythmic contractions of the gubernaculum, leading to its extension and protrusion into the scrotal sac.
In the description of the original technique for the placement of bilayer patch device (Ethicon, Prolen Hernia System[R], PHS), which is a three-dimensional double layer device, the connector of the PHS has a role of a 'plug in', which is positioned in internal inguinal ring, very close to the spermatic cord and in contact with the genital branch of genitofemoral nerve, ilioinguinal nerve, and sympathetic nerves (testicular plexus)(1,2).
The spermatic cord begins at the deep inguinal ring and descends vertically into the scrotum; the spermatic cord contains the vas deferens, testicular artery, cremasteric artery, deferential artery, pampiniform plexuses, genitofemoral nerve, and lymphatic vessels.
Por otro lado, las ramas del plexo lumbar tambien participan en la inervacion, como el nervio iliohipogastrico, ilioinguinal y genitofemoral que inervan el hipogastrio y monte de venus, los labios mayores y la cara interna de los muslos, respectivamente (4).
To a lesser extent, there were other blocks such as cervical facets, medial lumbar ramus, sciatic, obturator, posterior tibial, medial, cubital, axillary, genitofemoral, greater occipital and the rectus sheath.
Pain may radiate to the proximal thigh, perineum, lower abdomen, inguinal ligament, or testicles as a result of irritation of the ilioinguinal, genitofemoral, or obturator nerves.
When history, physical examination, and imaging studies have ruled out other causes, neuropathies (ilioinguinal, genitofemoral, and obturator) should be considered, particularly in patients with vague, radiating anterior hip and/or groin pain.
Pudendal neuralgia is but one type of pelvic neuralgia; neuropathic pain in the pelvic region also can stem from injury to the obturator, ilioinguinal, iliohypogastric, or genitofemoral nerves, for instance.
The usual clinical findings are inability to stand on one leg, aggravation of pain around pubic symphysis, which is supplied by genitofemoral (L1-2) and pudendal nerves (S2-4) with lifting of heavy objects and on walking.