Pudendal canal

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Pudendal canal
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.)
Latin canalis pudendalis
Gray's subject #119 421
Dorlands/Elsevier c_04/12208811

The pudendal canal (also called Alcock's canal) is an anatomical structure in the pelvis through which the internal pudendal artery, internal pudendal veins, and the pudendal nerve pass.


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.

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