Pudendal canal

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Pudendal canal
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Coronal section of pelvis, showing arrangement of fasciæ. Viewed from behind. (Alcock's canal labeled at bottom right.)
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Pudendal nerve and its course through the pudendal canal (labeled in yellow)
Details
Latin canalis pudendalis
Identifiers
Gray's p.421
Dorlands
/Elsevier
c_04/12208811
TA A09.5.04.003
FMA FMA:22071
Anatomical terminology

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.

Structure[edit]

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.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.