Journal article

Anatomy of the clitoris

HE O'Connell, KV Sanjeevan, JM Hutson

JOURNAL OF UROLOGY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2005

Abstract

PURPOSE: We present a comprehensive account of clitoral anatomy, including its component structures, neurovascular supply, relationship to adjacent structures (the urethra, vagina and vestibular glands, and connective tissue supports), histology and immunohistochemistry. We related recent anatomical findings to the historical literature to determine when data on accurate anatomy became available. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An extensive review of the current and historical literature was done. The studies reviewed included dissection and microdissection, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), 3-dimensional sectional anatomy reconstruction, histology and immunohistochemical studies. RESULTS: The clitor..

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