Anatomy – MCQ 66 – Posterior relations of kidney

While exposing the kidney from behind, all of the following nerves are liable to injury except:
A. Lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh
B. Ilioinguinal nerve
C. Subcostal nerve
D. Iliohypogastric nerve

Correct answer : A. Lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh

Posterior relations of the kidney:

  • Diaphragm
  • Medial and lateral arcuate ligaments
  • Muscles:
    • Psoas major
    • Quadratus lumborum
    • Transversus abdominis
  • Subcostal vessels
  • Nerves:
    • Subcostal nerve
    • Iliohypogastric nerve
    • Ilioinguinal nerve
  • 12th rib (11th rib and 12th ribs in left kidney)

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