Anatomy of the clitoris.

@article{OConnell2005AnatomyOT,
  title={Anatomy of the clitoris.},
  author={Helen E O'Connell and Kalavampara V. Sanjeevan and John M Hutson},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2005},
  volume={174 4 Pt 1},
  pages={
          1189-95
        }
}
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.Expand
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