Anal sinuses

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Anal sinuses
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Coronal section of rectum and anal canal
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The interior of the anal cami and lower part of the rectum, showing the anal columns and the anal valves between their lower ends (the columns were more numerous in the specimen than usual)
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LatinSinus anales
TAA05.7.05.006
FMA76584
Anatomical terminology

The anal sinuses (rectal sinuses) are furrows in the anal canal, that separate the anal columns from one another. The anal sinuses end below in small valve-like folds, termed anal valves.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 1185 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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