Internal pudendal veins

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
The veins of the right half of the male pelvis (internal pudendal visible at bottom)
Drains toInternal iliac vein
ArteryInternal pudendal artery
LatinVena pudenda interna
Anatomical terminology

They begin in the deep veins of the vulva and of the penis, 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.


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

  • Anatomy photo:13:06-0103 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Gluteal Region: Pudendal Nerve and Internal Pudendal Vessels"
  • Anatomy photo:41:07-0105 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "The Female Perineum: The Sacrotuberous and the Sacrospinous Ligaments"

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