ABOUT THIS BOOK
· The only recent scientific book related to the anatomy and the histology
of the clitoris and of the bulbo-clitoral organ
· Provides a large iconography including many color photographs
· A short focus on mutilations and the role of the clitoris in the art and literature
This eagerly awaited book offers a unique, comprehensive scientific study of the anatomy of the organ of female sexual pleasure. The authors use macroscopic and microscopic research to guide the reader from the glans, the visible part of the clitoris, where they explore the impressive sensory corpuscles, to the hidden roots of the bulbo-clitoral organ. They show its complexity, its exact location within the external genitalia and its intimate relationship with the urethro-vaginal pyramid.
They also remind us that throughout history there has been a failure to understand this organ, and explain that this misunderstanding remains the cause of persistent excisions, criminal mutilating practices that have not yet been eradicated.
Using extensive iconography, they demonstrate throughout this book that the bulbo-clitoral organ is an exceptional natural treasure that every woman possesses and that every man should know well.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Anatomy - Gynecology - Morphology - Obstetrics - Perinatalogy - Sexology
Related subjects » Gynecology - Internal Medicine - Medicine - Surgery - Urology
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface.- Acknowledgements.- History of Clitoris.- The Origins of Words ‘Clitoris’ and ‘Landica’.- Formation of the Clitoris.- External Morphology of the Clitoris.- Structure of the Bulbo-Clitoral Organ.- Microscopic Study of the Clitoral-Bulbar Organ.- Physiologic Study of the Cavernous and Spongy Tissues.- Muscles Attached to the Bulbo-Clitoral Organ.- Innervation of the Bulbo-Clitoral organ.- The Vessels of the Bulbo-Clitoral Organ.- The Sensitive Corpuscles.- The Suspensory Ligament of the Clitoris.- Relationships of the Bulbo-Clitoral Organ.- Imaging of the Bulbo-Clitoral Organ.- Bulbo-Clitoral Organ and Sex.- The Mutilations of the Clitoris.- The Clitoris in the Art and the Literature.- Conclusions.- Bibliography.
AUTHORS & EDITORS
Vincent Di Marino* is an emeritus professor of Anatomy at Aix-Marseille University (Faculty of Medicine), former director of the Renal Transplantation Center at Sainte-Marguerite Hospital in Marseille, and former director of the Anatomy Laboratory at the Aix-Marseille University (Faculty of Medicine) in Marseille (France). Currently, his research topics are focused on the central nervous system and the pelvis.
Hubert E-Marie Lepidi is a professor of Histology at Aix- Marseille University (Faculty of Medicine) and a pathologist at La Timone Hospital in Marseille, France. He is specialized in hematopathology, cardio-vascular diseases and infectious diseases. His research focuses are on inflammatory reactions and the study of histologic samples in anatomy laboratories.
* By the same author: Vincent Di Marino, Yves Etienne et Maurice Niddam.
Atlas photographique en couleur du système nerveux central; Springer 2011.