Anatomy and Physiology of Gynecologic Pain

  • Marcel Renaer


The lower abdominal wall and the anterior part of the vulva are innervated by mixed (motor and sensory) nerves originating from the ventral branches of L-l and L-2, i. e., the ilioinguinal, the iliohypogastric, and the genitocrural nerves. Dorsal rami derived from L-1 and L-2 (superior clunial nerves) innervate the region of the lower back, where pain sensations due to gynecologic causes are felt.


Splanchnic Nerve Lower Abdominal Wall Superior Hypogastric Plexus Ventral Branch Lamina Versus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcel Renaer
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  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyLeuvenBelgium

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