Anatomy of the clitoris.

  title={Anatomy of the clitoris.},
  author={Helen E O'Connell and Kalavampara V. Sanjeevan and John M. Hutson},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  volume={174 4 Pt 1},
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. [] Key MethodMATERIALS AND METHODS An extensive review of the current and historical literature was done.

Innervation and histology of the clitoral-urethal complex: a cross-sectional cadaver study.

INTRODUCTION Despite its central role in sexual function, we lack a description of the nerve distribution and histology for the central components of the clitoris. AIM This study aims to

The Clitoris: Anatomical and Psychological Issues

The anatomy of the clitoris is much larger than commonly believed, and this finding has significance for theories of female sexual responsiveness, including the differentiation of clitoral and vaginal orgasms.

Anatomy of the clitoris and the female sexual response

The clitoris is the center for orgasmic response and is embryologically homologous to the male penis, and it is necessary to understand the intricate anatomy of the organ to assess the data in this regard.

Neural supply to the clitoris: immunohistochemical study with three-dimensional reconstruction of cavernous nerve, spongious nerve, and dorsal clitoris nerve in human fetus.

Computer-assisted anatomic dissection allowed the identification of the precise location and distribution of the autonomic and somatic neural supply to female erectile bodies, providing an anatomical basis for nerve-sparing surgical techniques, and participating to the understanding of neurogenic female sexual dysfunction.

Anatomical study of the clitoris and its implications on female genital mutilation and surgical repair.

Anatomical Dissection of the Dorsal Nerve of the Clitoris.

The clitoral body is substantial in length, mostly lying superficially under the clitoral hood and mons pubis, and the dorsal nerves of the clitoris are large and superficial, terminating at or near the base of the genital glans.

The clitoral complex is 'the' spot.

  • C. Vaccaro
  • Medicine
    European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology
  • 2014

Treatment of the Enlarged Clitoris

The goal of this manuscript is to describe the different procedures that have been developed for the surgical management of clitoromegally, with emphasis on the risks and benefits of each and an understanding of long-term patient outcomes.

[The dorsal nerve of the clitoris: surgical applications].




Anatomical relationship between urethra and clitoris.

The suspensory ligament of the clitoris: Connective tissue supports of the erectile tissues of the female urogenital region

The suspensory ligament of clitoris consistently displayed two components: a superficial fibro‐fatty structure extending from a broad base within the mons pubis to converge on the body of the clitoris and extending into the labia majora; in addition there is a deep component with a narrow origin on the symphysis pubis extending to the body and the bulbs of the vagina.

Clitoral anatomy in nulliparous, healthy, premenopausal volunteers using unenhanced magnetic resonance imaging.

Normal clitoral anatomy has been clearly demonstrated using noncontrast pelvic MRI in healthy, premenopausal, nulliparous women.

Anatomical studies of the human clitoris.

Magnetic resonance imaging anatomy of the female genitalia in premenopausal and postmenopausal women.

Differences in the female genitalia between premenopausal and postmenopausal women were discernible on MRI, and detailed female genital anatomy for the first time is described using MRI with MS-325 contrast medium.

Immunohistochemical study of the corpora cavernosa of the human clitoris.

The findings show that tissue organisation in the corpora cavernosa of the clitoris is essentially similar to that of the penis except for the absence of the subalbugineal layer interposed between the tunica albuginea and erectile tissue, suggesting that the clitoral erection cycle differs from that ofThe penis.

Clitoral Size in Normal Women

It is possible to obtain useful clitoral measurements in the office setting and age, height, weight, parity, and OC use do not influence clitoral size, but parous women had significantly larger measurements.

The Relationships of the Vestibular Bulb and Corpora Cavernosa to the Female Urethra: A Microanatomic Study Part 2

The female urethra was evaluated and it was shown that the crural and bulbal cavernous structures constituted a significant portion of the urethral wall.

Systemic administration of apomorphine improves the hemodynamic mechanism of clitoral and vaginal engorgement in the rabbit

It is suggested that systemic administration of APO may improve clitoral and vaginal engorgement by increasing clitoral intracavernosal and vaginal wall arterial inflow.

Victorian clitoridectomy: Isaac Baker Brown and his harmless operative procedure.

  • E. Sheehan
  • Medicine
    Medical anthropology newsletter
  • 1981
The use of clitoridectomy in Victorian England is examined as an example of the persistent connection between belief system and medical practice and may have helped dispel some of the myths concerning female anatomy and psychology which flourished in the medical profession and social mores of the day.