Uterovaginal plexus (nerves)

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Uterovaginal plexus (nerves)
Latin plexus uterovaginalis
TA A14.3.03.052F
FMA 6648
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The Uterovaginal plexus is a division of the inferior hypogastric plexus. In older texts, it is referred to as two structures, the "vaginal plexus" and "uterine plexus".

  • The Vaginal Plexus arises from the lower part of the pelvic plexus. It is distributed to the walls of the vagina, to the erectile tissue of the vestibule, and to the clitoris. The nerves composing this plexus contain, like the vesical, a large proportion of spinal nerve fibers.
  • The Uterine Plexus accompanies the uterine artery to the side of the uterus, between the layers of the broad ligament; it communicates with the ovarian plexus.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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