|Coronal section of pelvis, showing arrangement of fasciæ. Viewed from behind. (Alcock's canal labeled at bottom right.)|
|The superficial branches of the internal pudendal artery. (Canal not labeled, but pudendal nerve and internal pudendal artery labeled at bottom right.)|
|Gray's||subject #119 421|
The pudendal canal is formed by the obturator internus fascia.
It encloses the following:
These vessels and nerve cross the pelvic surface of the obturator internus. The pudendal canal can be the site of Pudendal Neuralgia - a painful inflammation of the pudendal nerve.
- Cross section at UV pelvis/pelvis-e12-15
- SUNY Labs 41:08-0100 - "The Female Perineum: Contents of the Pudendal Canal"
- Diagram at pudendal.info
- SUNY Anatomy Image 9087
- SUNY Anatomy Image 9448
- Living with Pudendal Neuralgia - a guide to Pudendal Neuralgia
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