(1) Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
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The current case will endow with knowledge on the variation in the intra-abdominal course of ilioinguinal nerve which will assist surgeons in avoiding injury to this structure in various abdominal surgeries.
The present report describes an unfamiliar variation in the intra-abdominal course of right side ilioinguinal nerve found during dissection of a 50 year old male cadaver in the Department of Anatomy, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India. We noticed an abnormal course of right ilioinguinal nerve in the abdomen by emerging anteriorly from the right psoas major muscle and lying medial to the right genitofemoral nerve throughout its abdominal course. During its course, it was closely related to the right ureter and the right common iliac vessels.
Variations in the intra-abdominal course of ilioinguinal nerve should be known to surgeons during various lower quadrant surgeries. It could be a prospective cause of ilioinguinal nerve entrapment syndrome.