urogenital hiatus

urogenital hiatus

[TA]
the gap between the anteromedial borders of the pelvic diaphragm (pubococcygeus muscle) through which the male urethra or female urethra and vagina and the (deep) dorsal vein of the penis or clitoris pass; outside of these traversing structures, the urogenital hiatus is closed by the perineal membrane.
Synonym(s): hiatus urogenitalis [TA]

urogenital hiatus

a U-shaped defect in the muscles in the urogenital triangle that allows the passage of the urethra and vagina.
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Size of urogenital hiatus as a potential risk factor for emptying disorders after pelvic prolapse repair.
The vaginal suspensory axis is a continuum of connective tissue that serves as the primary structure to hold the central pelvic organs above the levator plate and behind the urogenital hiatus.
We're relying on native endopelvic connective tissue to close the urogenital hiatus, which is unique in colpocleisis techniques," said Dr.
Traditional colpocleisis closes the urogenital hiatus without specifically identifying the perivaginal endopelvic fascial septa, while using some degree of vaginectomy.