The corpora diverge and follow the pubic rami on each side, where they are called the crura. Inner lips vary widely in size, color, and shape from individual to individual, the inner lips extend from the clitoris obliquely downward, laterally, and backward on either side of the vulval vestibule, ending between the bottom of the vulval vestibule and the outer lips. This layer is made up of endothelial cells. The bulbs and crura were also visible in more lateral sections, although not well displayed. Today's anatomy lesson is going to focus on the clitoris, or clit, the main sensory organ of female sexual arousal.
crus of the clitoris
These structures lie ventral and lateral to urethra and vagina as cluster or complex. This page was last edited on 11 February , at Greater vestibular gland Lower pointer: In premature infants, a developmentally appropriate clitoris can appear relatively exposed and large. The axial section cephalad to the clitoral body best revealed the vascular component of the neurovascular bundle to the clitoris. We determined the magnetic resonance imaging MRI characteristics of normal clitoral anatomy.
Why the clitoris doesn't get the attention it deserves – and why this matters
A , clitoris and its components, including bulbs, crura and corpora, are well demonstrated in axial plane. Conclusions Normal clitoral anatomy has been clearly demonstrated using noncontrast pelvic MRI. However, as it flows through the nodes it comes in contact with blood. One modification that often perform of their free will is to have the hood pierced and insert jewellery. The advantages of MRI over dissection based study are that it reveals anatomy in the living subject and it has the ability to enhance a given tissue because of its relative response to magnetic resonance. As in the male, the clitoris contains two corpora cavernosa and one corpus spongiosum. The clitoral glans, like the foreskin, must be lubricated by the naturally provided sebum, if a womans clitoral glans is not lubricated the hood may not caress it during sexual stimulation, or the female may experience pain rather than pleasure.