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Table 1 Summary of composite nerve fibers of the pelvic plexus branches

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

  nNOS VIP TH
The anterosuperior group between the bladder and seminal vesicle
 nerve-1 ++ ++
 nerve-2 + ++
 nerve-3 +++ +++
 nerve-4 + +
 nerve-5 +++ +++
The middle and superior group between the seminal vesicle and rectum
 nerve-6 +++ +++
 nerve-7 +++ +++
 nerve-8 +++ +++
The posterosuperior group between the rectum and levator ani  
 nerve-9 ++ + +++
 nerve-10 + ++
 nerve-11 +++ ++ +
 nerve-12 ++ + +
The postero-inferior group at and along the posterolateral corner of the prostate
 nerve-13 +++ + +++
 Nerves to BL + +
 Nerves to SV + +++
 Nerves to PR and CTs +++ + or ± +
  1. +, > 10 positive nerve fibers were seen in the nerve; ++, positive nerves occupied 30–70% of a cross-sectional area of the nerve; +++, positive fibers occupied nearly all parts of the nerve with a high density
  2. BL bladder, CTs cavernous tissues, PR prostate, SV seminal vesicle