rectovaginal fascia

rectovaginal fascia

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layer of areolar tissue between the vagina anteriorly and the rectum posteriorly, and superior to the perineal body and inferior to the rectouterine pouch of peritoneum; this fascial plane may be opened surgically to gain access to the pelvis.
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A reapproximation of the perineal body (perineorrhaphy) addresses a perineal weakness, while a plication of the rectovaginal fascia (posterior colporrhaphy) repairs a rectocele.
Conventional colporrhaphy involving midline plication of rectovaginal fascia carries significant risks for mid-vaginal stenosis and dyspareunia, he said.
The snow-white-colored vaginal probe makes the laparoscopic identification of the enterocele sac and its margin much easier, and thus facilitates the resection of the sac and permits easier identification of the broken edges of both pubocervical and rectovaginal fascia.
A strip of AlloDerm, usually 4 by 16 cm, is sutured to the perineal body overlying the rectovaginal fascia repair during the procedure.