Anococcygeal nerve

The anococcygeal nerve is a nerve in the pelvis which provides sensory innervation to the skin over the coccyx.[1]

Anococcygeal nerve
Plan of sacral and pudendal plexuses (anococcygeal nerve not labeled, but visible at bottom right)
FromCoccygeal plexus
LatinNervus anococcygeus
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy


The anococcygeal nerve arises from a small plexus known as the coccygeal plexus. It pierces the sacrotuberous ligament to supply the skin in the region of the coccyx as well as the sacrococcygeal joint.

See also


  1. Jang, HS; Cho, KH; Chang, H; Jin, ZW; Rodriguez-Vazquez, JF; Murakami, G. "The Filum Terminale Revisited: A Histological Study in Human Fetuses". Pediatric Neurosurgery. 51 (1): 9–19. doi:10.1159/000439284.

This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 968 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.