Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Nerves

  • Pranab Kumar
  • Philip PengEmail author


The ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerves are branches of the lumbar plexus and are consistently located between the transversus abdominis and internal oblique muscle when the ultrasound probe is placed lateral to the anterior superior iliac spine. This chapter discusses the anatomy, sonoanatomy, patient selection, and injection technique of ultrasound-guided injection.


Ilioinguinal nerve Iliohypogastric nerve External oblique Internal oblique Transversus abdominis Lumbar plexus 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesia & PainToronto Western HospitalTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of Anesthesia and Pain ManagementToronto Western Hopsital and Mount Sinai Hospital, University of TorontoTorontoCanada

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