Superior hypogastric plexus
|Nerve: Superior hypogastric plexus|
|The right sympathetic chain and its connections with the thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic plexuses. (Hypogastric plexus is labeled on right, fourth from the bottom.)|
|Lower half of right sympathetic cord.|
|Latin||plexus hypogastricus inferior|
|Gray's||subject #220 987|
The superior hypogastric plexus is situated in front of the last lumbar vertebra and the promontory of the sacrum, between the two common iliac arteries, and is formed by the union of numerous filaments, which descend on either side from the aortic plexus, and from the lumbar splanchnic nerves; it divides, below, into two lateral portions which travel inferiorly as the so-called hypogastric nerves, which end as the inferior hypogastric plexus.
- Anatomy at UMich pelvic_autonomic_module/pelvic_page04
- Norman/Georgetown posteriorabdomen (posteriorabdmus&nerves)
- Norman/Georgetown pelvis (pelvicsympathnerves)
- Human anatomy at Dartmouth figures/chapter_32/32-6.HTM
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