Nerves arising from L1

  Ilioinguinal :             L1
  Iliohypogastric :          L1
  Quadratus Lumborum :  T12, L1, L2, L3

- Pearls:
    - trauma at this level may cause cauda equina syndrome ;
    - myelomenigocele:
          - 100% of pts who have lesion at L1 or L2 or higher use wheelchair;
          - 78% of pts who have lesion at lower level (L3, L4, L5) use wheelchair at least part of the time

Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Monday, December 5, 2011 4:26 pm