Author(s): Kamil Zalewski, Jakub Rzepka, Mariusz BidziÅski
One of the basic principles of the oncologic surgery is a complete removal of the tumor mass. However, it is often associated with autonomic nervous system injury. In consequence, it leads to many complications including dysfunctions of the urinary bladder, intestines and rectum as well as sexual disorders. It seems that accurate recognition and understanding of the autonomic nervous system anatomy is an important component of an everyday practice of the surgeon specialized in the true pelvis region surgery. The knowledge of nerve structure topography should lead to better understanding of organ function during postoperative period as well as to decrease the number of complications. The present study describes the anatomy of the autonomic nervous system structures which are of great importance for gynecologist-oncologist.