Medial cluneal nerves

The medial clunial nerves innervate the skin of the buttocks closest to the midline of the body. Those nerves arise from the posterior rami of sacral spinal nerves (S1, S2, and S3).

Medial cluneal nerves
Areas of distribution of the cutaneous branches of the posterior divisions of the spinal nerves. The areas of the medial branches are in black, those of the lateral in red.
Cutaneous nerves of the right lower extremity. Front and posterior views. (Posterior div of sacral visible in pink at upper left.)
Fromposterior branches of sacral nerves
Latinnervi clunium medii
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

Additional images

  • glutealregion at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University)
  • Anatomy photo:11:07-0103 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Superficial Anatomy of the Lower Extremity: Cutaneous Nerves of the Posterior Aspect of the Lower Extremity"

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