Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 7; Issue 3.1 (July 2019)

Page No.: 6727-6731

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2019.209


Premalatha Gogi.

Assistant professor, Department of anatomy, Mysore Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka, India.

Corresponding Author: Dr Premalatha Gogi, Assistant professor, Department of anatomy, Mysore Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka, India. Phone No:9448829619 E-Mail: premagogi@gmail.com


Introduction: Lumbar plexus is one of the main nervous pathways supplying the lower limb which is bound to show variations. Surgeons should be aware of these variations to avoid possible injuries to the structure and their consequences. This study was conducted to observe the formation of Iliohypogastric nerve and Ilioinguinal nerve

Material and methods: Dissection of 40 bilateral lumbar plexuses from formalin fixed adult human cadavers procured from department of anatomy JJMMC Davangere.

Results: Many significant variations were found in the anatomy of the iliohypogastric and ilioinguinal nerve.

Conclusion: Knowledge of the variations in the branching pattern and formation of the lumbar plexus is essential to prevent nerve injury during routine surgical procedures like inguinal hernia surgery, low transverse incision of gynecological procedures.

Key words: Anatomical Variations, Ilioinguinal nerve, Iliohypogastric nerve, lumbar plexus.


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Cite this article: Premalatha Gogi. A STUDY OF VARIATIONS IN ILIOHYPOGASTRIC AND ILIOINGUINAL NERVES IN HUMAN ADULTS. Int J Anat Res 2019;7(3.1):6727-6731. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2019.209