Fascia of perineum

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Gallaudet's fascia)
Jump to: navigation, search
Perineal fascia
deep perineal fascia
superficial investing fascia of perineum
Gray407.png
Coronal section of anterior (frontal) part of pelvis, seen from front, through the pubic arch
Details
Identifiers
Latin Fascia perinei
Fascia investiens perinei superficialis
Dorlands
/Elsevier
f_03/13539481
TA A09.5.02.002
FMA 20487
Anatomical terminology

The fascia of perineum (deep perineal fascia, superficial investing fascia of perineum or Gallaudet fascia) is the fascia which covers the muscles of the superficial perineal pouch. The muscles surrounded by the deep perineal fascia are the bulbospongiosus, ischiocavernosus, and superficial transverse perineal. The fascia is attached laterally to the ischiopubic rami and fused anteriorly with the suspensory ligament of the penis or clitoris. It is continuous anteriorly with the deep investing fascia of the abdominal wall muscles, and in males, it is continuous with Buck's fascia.