coccygeus


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coccygeus

 [kok-sij´e-us]
pertaining to the coccyx.

coc·cyg·e·us mus·cle

[TA]
striated pelvic muscle associated with the deep (pelvic) aspect of the sacrospinous ligament, forming part of the pelvic diaphragm; origin, spine of ischium and sacrospinous ligament; insertion, sides of lower part of sacrum and upper part of coccyx; action, with the sacrospinous ligament assists in support of pelvic floor, theoretically increasingly so when intra-abdominal pressures increase; nerve supply, third and fourth sacral.

coccygeus

[koksij′ē·əs]
Etymology: Gk, kokkyx, cuckoo's beak
one of two muscles in the pelvic diaphragm. Stretching across the pelvic cavity like a hammock, it is a triangular sheet of muscle and tendinous fibers. It acts to draw the coccyx ventrally, helping to support the pelvic floor. Compare levator ani.

coccygeus

pertaining to the tail.

coccygeus muscle
forms part of the pelvic diaphragm; important in the cause and surgical repair of perineal hernia in dogs.
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The pudendal nerve arises from sacral nerves S2-S4 and, after passing between the piriformis and coccygeus muscles, leaves the pelvis through the distal part of the greater sciatic foramen.
The relevant anatomy including the ischial spine, the sacrospinous ligament, the coccygeus muscle, and the lateral side wall with White's line, is identified (Fig.
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It is comprised of the levator ani muscles and the coccygeus muscles, as well as the surrounding fascia.
Levator ani and coccygeus, considered to be the primary supporting and sphincteric muscles of the pelvic floor, are the focus of most anatomical descriptions included in clinical texts concerned with assessment and treatment techniques.