Abdominal Pre- and Para-aortic and Inferior Hypogastric Plexuses

R. Shane Tubbs, Mohammadali M. Shoja, Marios Loukas

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The abdominopelvic autonomic nervous system is a complicated network of interdigitated fibers stemming from the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. Harmony between these two systems is important in the functions of the abdominopelvic viscera. This chapter highlights the specific course and origin of the fibers that come together to innervate the visceral structures of this region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHistory, Embryology, Anatomy, Imaging, and Diagnostics
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780124104471
ISBN (Print)9780124103900
StatePublished - Apr 23 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Anatomy
  • Intrapelvic
  • Pelvis
  • Posterior abdominal wall
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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