Rectovaginal fascia

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Rectovaginal fascia
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Sagittal section of the lower part of a female trunk, right segment. (Rectovaginal fascia not labeled, but region is visible.)
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Median sagittal section of female pelvis. (Rectovaginal fascia not labeled, but region is visible.)
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Identifiers
Latin fascia rectovaginalis
Dorlands
/Elsevier
13590066
TA A04.5.03.004F
FMA 19934
Anatomical terminology

The rectovaginal fascia (often called rectovaginal septum or sometimes fascia of Otto) is a thin structure separating the vagina and the rectum. This corresponds to the rectoprostatic fascia in the male.[1]

Clinical significance[edit]

Perforations in it can lead to rectocele.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dorland's Medical Dictionary". Retrieved 2007-12-11. 
  2. ^ Ludwikowski B, Hayward IO, Fritsch H (2002). "Rectovaginal fascia: An important structure in pelvic visceral surgery? About its development, structure, and function". J. Pediatr. Surg. 37 (4): 634–8. doi:10.1053/jpsu.2002.31624. PMID 11912525. 
  3. ^ Kenton K, Shott S, Brubaker L (1999). "Outcome after rectovaginal fascia reattachment for rectocele repair". Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 181 (6): 1360–3; discussion 1363–4. doi:10.1016/S0002-9378(99)70406-0. PMID 10601913. 

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