Which key nerves are taken into account when performing an open inguinal hernia repair?

Updated: Jan 17, 2018
  • Author: Vinay Kumar Kapoor, MBBS, MS, FRCS, FAMS; Chief Editor: Kurt E Roberts, MD  more...
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Answer

The key nerves in the inguinal region are as follows (see the image below):

  • Iliohypogastric nerve
  • Ilioinguinal nerve
  • Genital branch of the genitofemoral nerve
Anatomy of nerves of groin. Anatomy of nerves of groin.

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