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BJOG. 2014 Oct;121(11):1333-9. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12707. Epub 2014 Mar 19.

Verification of the anatomy and newly discovered histology of the G-spot complex.

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Institute of Gynecology Inc., St Petersburg, FL, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To expand the anatomical investigations of the G-spot and to assess the G-spot's characteristic histological and immunohistochemical features.

DESIGN:

An observational study.

SETTING:

International multicentre.

POPULATION:

Eight consecutive fresh human female cadavers.

METHODS:

Anterior vaginal wall dissections were executed and G-spot microdissections were performed. All specimens were stained with haematoxylin and eosin (H&E). The tissues of two women were selected at random for immunohistochemical staining.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

The primary outcome measure was to document the anatomy of the G-spot. The secondary outcome measures were to identify the histology of the G-spot and to determine whether histological samples stained with H&E are sufficient to identify the G-spot.

RESULTS:

The anatomical existence of the G-spot was identified in all women and was in a diagonal plane. In seven (87.5%) and one (12.5%) of the women the G-spot complex was found on the left or right side, respectively. The G-spot was intimately fused with vessels, creating a complex. A large tangled vein-like vascular structure resembled an arteriovenous malformation and there were a few smaller feeding arteries. A band-like structure protruded from the tail of the G-spot. The size of the G-spot varied. Histologically, the G-spot was determined as a neurovascular complex structure. The neural component contained abundant peripheral nerve bundles and a nerve ganglion. The vascular component comprised large vein-like vessels and smaller feeding arteries. Circular and longitudinal muscles covered the G-complex.

CONCLUSION:

The anatomy of the G-spot complex was confirmed. The histology of the G-spot presents as neurovascular tissues with a nerve ganglion. H&E staining is sufficient for the identification of the G-spot complex.

KEYWORDS:

G-spot; G-spot anatomy; G-spot histology; G-spot immunohistochemistry; Gräfenberg's zone; female erectile body; female prostate; female sexual function; vaginal anatomy

PMID:
24641569
DOI:
10.1111/1471-0528.12707
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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