pudendal plexus

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pudendal plexus

a network of motor and sensory nerves formed by the anterior branches of the second and the third and all of the fourth sacral nerves. It is often considered part of the sacral plexus. The pudendal plexus lies in the posterior hollow of the pelvis. The branches of the plexus are the visceral branches, the muscular branches, and the pudendal nerve. The visceral branches arise from the second, third, and fourth sacral nerves and supply the bladder, prostate, seminal vesicles, uterus, external genitalia, and some of the intestinal tract. The muscular branches arise from the fourth and sometimes the third and fifth sacral nerves and supply the levator ani, sphincter ani, and coccygeus. Compare lumbar plexus, sacral plexus. See also pudendal nerve.
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Moreover, relatively small muscular nerve branches are difficult to identify using MRI (Torres et al, 2013; Delaney et al, 2014).
Cadavers were placed in supine anatomical positions, with extended hips and knees, and the muscular nerve branches of the femoral triangle were studied.
Incisions were made along the origin of the adductor longus, adductor brevis, sartorius, and rectus femoris muscles to expose the underlying muscular nerve branches.
A barium sulfate alternative was then conducted, and also permitted clear radiographic imaging of muscular nerve branches.
2A represent the body surface NEP puncture targets for the femoral and obturator muscular nerve branches.
Radiographic image of copper bound to the muscular nerve branches.
Muscular nerve branches of the posterior division of the obturator nerve perforate the fascial layer in order to supply the obturator externus, adductor brevis, and anterior part of the proximal adductor magnus muscles, and may be susceptible to entrapment at the points of perforation.
reported an aberrant muscular nerve to the latissimus dorsi muscle arising from the posterior cutaneous nerve of arm, was found bilaterally in a 65 years old female.

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