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From: Site-dependent differences in the composite fibers of male pelvic plexus branches: an immunohistochemical analysis of donated elderly cadavers

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Topohistology of nerves for immunohistochemistry. Near-horizontal sections of specimens from a 76-year-old man. Panel a (hematoxylin and eosin staining; scale bar, 10 mm) displays topographical anatomy, including the bladder (BL), seminal vesicle (SV), rectum (REC), and levator ani muscle (LA). There are five ganglion cell clusters (ggl) in the panel. Panel b (an area between the seminal vesicle and rectum), panel c (an area between the bladder and seminal vesicle), and panel d (an area between the rectum and levator ani muscle), corresponding to squares b, c, or d within panel a, exhibit immunohistochemistry of S100-labeled nerves that are shown in Figs. 234 and 5. Scale bars in panels bd are 1 mm. Panels e, f, and g (nearby sections; scale bars, 0.1 mm) depict the colic myenteric plexus in the same specimen as the positive control: the plexus strongly expresses nNOS and VIP, whereas TH-positive cells are scarce

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