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Anatomy Atlases: Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus III: Nervous System: Plexuses: Pudendal Plexus

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus III: Nervous System: Plexuses

Pudendal Plexus

Ronald A. Bergman, PhD
Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
Ryosuke Miyauchi, MD

Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed


The pudendal plexus, like the parts of the lumbosacral plexus described previously, varies in its formation. The following table shows the extreme range of variation and the usual form of the largest nerve (pudendal or pudic) of this plexus.

 

 Range of Variation of Pudendal Plexus (from Bardeen)

 

Nerve

High form of plexus

Usual form of plexus

Low form of plexus

Composition

Pudendal

S2, S3

S2, S3, S4

S3, S4

Extreme Range of Variation

Pudendal

L5, S1, S2, S3, S4, S5

S1, S2, S3, S4

S2, S3, S4, S5


References

Cruveilhier, J. (1851) Traité d'Anatomie Descriptive, 3rd ed., G. Doin & Cie., Paris.

Henle, J. (1868) Handbuch der Systematischen Anatomie des Menschen. von Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, Baunschweig.

Jackson, C.M., Ed. (1933) Morris' Human Anatomy, 9th ed., P. Blakiston's Son & Co., Inc., Philadelphia.

Kopsch, F. (1908) Rauber's Lehrbuch der Anatomie des Menschen. Georg Thieme, Leipzig.

Latarjet, A. (1948) Testut's Traité d'Anatomie Humain, 9th ed., G. Doin & Cie., Paris.

Schaefer, E.A., Symington, J. and T.H. Bryce., Eds. (1915) Quain's Anatomy, 11th ed., Longmans, Green, and Co., London.

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