Rectovaginal fascia


Rectovaginal fascia

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The rectovaginal fascia (or rectovaginal septum) is a thin structure separating the vagina and the rectum. This corresponds to the rectoprostatic fascia in the male.cite web |url=http://www.mercksource.com/pp/us/cns/cns_hl_dorlands.jspzQzpgzEzzSzppdocszSzuszSzcommonzSzdorlandszSzdorlandzSzdmd_f_03zPzhtm#13590066 |title=Dorland's Medical Dictionary |accessdate=2007-12-11 |format= |work=]

Clinical significance

Perforations in it can lead to rectocele.cite journal |author=Ludwikowski B, Hayward IO, Fritsch H |title=Rectovaginal fascia: An important structure in pelvic visceral surgery? About its development, structure, and function |journal=J. Pediatr. Surg. |volume=37 |issue=4 |pages=634–8 |year=2002 |pmid=11912525 |doi=] cite journal |author=Kenton K, Shott S, Brubaker L |title=Outcome after rectovaginal fascia reattachment for rectocele repair |journal=Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. |volume=181 |issue=6 |pages=1360–3; discussion 1363–4 |year=1999 |pmid=10601913 |doi=]

References

External links

* http://www.emedicinehealth.com/vaginal_prolapse/page18_em.htm


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