Inferior hypogastric plexus
|Nerve: Inferior hypogastric plexus|
|The right sympathetic chain and its connections with the thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic plexuses. (Pelvic plexus labeled at bottom right.)|
|Lower half of right sympathetic cord. (Hypogastric plexus labeled at bottom right.)|
|Latin||plexus hypogastricus inferior|
Contributions to the plexus include:
- pelvic splanchnic nerves (from the second, third, and fourth sacral nerves) also contribute, parasympathetic efferent fibers to the plexus.
At the points of junction of these nerves small ganglia are found.
From these plexuses numerous branches are distributed to the viscera of the pelvis.
They accompany the branches of the internal iliac artery.
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- Anatomy at UMich pelvic_autonomic_module/pelvic_page05
- Anatomy at UMich pelvic_autonomic_module/pelvic_page06
- Human anatomy at Dartmouth figures/chapter_32/32-6.HTM
- Norman/Georgetown posteriorabdomen (posteriorabdmus&nerves)
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