Internal pudendal veins
The veins of the right half of the male pelvis (internal pudendal visible at bottom)
Details
Drains toInternal iliac vein
ArteryInternal pudendal artery
Identifiers
Latinvena pudenda interna
TA98A12.3.10.019
TA25032
FMA18917
Anatomical terminology

The internal pudendal veins (internal pudic veins) are a set of veins in the pelvis. They are the venae comitantes of the internal pudendal artery. Internal pudendal veins are enclosed by pudendal canal, with internal pudendal artery and pudendal nerve.

They begin in the deep veins of the vulva and of the penis and scrotum, issuing from the bulb of the vestibule and the bulb of the penis, respectively. They accompany the internal pudendal artery, and unite to form a single vessel, which ends in the internal iliac vein.

They receive the veins from the urethral bulb, the perineal and inferior hemorrhoidal veins.

The deep dorsal vein of the penis communicates with the internal pudendal veins, but ends mainly in the pudendal plexus.

References

Public domain This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 674 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)