The inferior hypogastric plexus: A different view

RW Spackman, B Wrigley, AM Roberts, M Quinn

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The morphology of the inferior hypogastric plexus has been demonstrated in a series of dissections of nulliparous cadavers. Each cadaver was embalmed in a solution containing a significant proportion of methanol which preserved the pliability of the tissues enabling the nerve plexi to be clearly demonstrated. These structures are not normally encountered during general gynaecological surgery and clinicians are often unaware of the possible consequences of injury during vaginal delivery or sustained constipation. Denervation of pelvic organs, with subsequent reinnervation over the medium term, may account for a variety of obstetric and gynaecological syndromes.
Translated title of the contributionThe inferior hypogastric plexus: A different view
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130 - 133
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume27 (2)
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007

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Publisher: Informa Healthcare

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