Compendium of Anatomical Variants
Prevalence of accessory pudendal artery
Article first published online: 22 JUN 2012
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 25, Issue 8, pages 983–985, November 2012
How to Cite
Allan, R., García, N.A., Montenegro, J.M. and Álvarez-Alberó, J.N.M. (2012), Prevalence of accessory pudendal artery. Clin. Anat., 25: 983–985. doi: 10.1002/ca.22121
- Issue published online: 30 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 22 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 26 MAY 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 18 MAY 2012
- Manuscript Received: 19 FEB 2012
- erectile dysfunction;
- irrigation of penis
This study investigated the frequency of an accessory pudendal artery in 15 adult cadavers fixed with formaldehyde solution. The prevalence of accessory pudendal artery varies between 7 and 75% according to the method of identification (imaging studies, microstereoscopic cadaveric dissection, and open and laparoscopic surgeries). Currently, under discussion is the role of this artery in postprostatectomy erectile dysfunction. Accordingly, it is important to know the true prevalence to appreciate its clinical significance. The internal pudendal system was examined through direct dissection, and findings were compared with the different methods of identification published. Clin. Anat. 25:983–985, 2012. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.