hypogastric plexus


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Related to hypogastric plexus: hypogastric nerve, Pelvic splanchnic nerves

hypogastric plexus

The superior or the inferior hypogastric plexus.
See also: plexus
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The superior hypogastric plexus block was found effective new tool to manage postoperative pain after abdominal hysterectomy.
Key Words: superior hypogastric plexus, neurolytic block, imaging, ultrasound- guided, pelvic pain
The superior hypogastric plexus mediates nociceptive visceral stimuli from the various pelvic organs including the bladder, uterus, ovary, vagina, prostate and rectum.
Hypogastric plexus block was planned for both patients, who were admitted to the hospital-based in-patient palliative care unit of our oncology institute.
One explanation may be that other sensory pathways not included in the superior hypogastric plexus may be responsible for cases with partial or no pain attenuation.
The presacral nerve, namely the superior hypogastric plexus, carries pain afferents from the cervix, the body of the uterus, and the proximal fallopian tube, but does not receive fibers from the ovaries and lateral pelvic structures.