tendinous arch

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a structure of bowlike or curved outline.
abdominothoracic arch the lower boundary of the front of the thorax.
arch of aorta (aortic arch) the curving portion between the ascending aorta and the descending aorta, giving rise to the brachiocephalic trunk, the left common carotid artery, and the left subclavian artery.
aortic a's paired vessels arching from the ventral to the dorsal aorta through the branchial clefts of fishes and amniote embryos. In mammalian development, arch 1 largely disappears but may contribute to the maxillary and external carotid arteries; the dorsal portion of arch 2 persists and forms stems of the stapedial arteries; arch 3 joins the common to the internal carotid artery; arch 4 becomes the arch of the aorta and joins the aorta and subclavian artery; arch 5 disappears; and arch 6 forms the pulmonary arteries and, until birth, the ductus arteriosus.
branchial a's
four pairs of arched columns in the neck region of some aquatic vertebrates that bear the gills.
Branchial arches. From Dorland's, 2000.
pharyngeal arches.
dental arch either of the curving structures formed by the crowns of the upper and lower teeth in their normal positions (or by the residual ridge after loss of the teeth); they are called the inferior dental arch (see mandibular arch) and the superior dental arch (see maxillary arch).
a's of foot the longitudinal and transverse arches of the foot. The longitudinal arch comprises the medial arch or pars medialis, formed by the calcaneus, talus, and the navicular, cuneiform, and the first three tarsal bones; and the lateral arch or pars lateralis, formed by the calcaneus, the cuboid bone, and the lateral two metatarsal bones. The transverse arch comprises the navicular, cuneiform, cuboid, and five metatarsal bones.
lingual arch a wire appliance that conforms to the lingual aspect of the dental arch, used to secure movement of the teeth in orthodontic work.
mandibular arch
1. the first branchial arch, being the rudiment of the maxillary and mandibular regions; it also gives rise to the malleus and incus.
2. the dental arch formed by the teeth of the mandible; called also inferior dental arch.
maxillary arch the dental arch formed by the teeth of the maxilla; called also superior dental arch.
neural arch vertebral arch.
palatal arch the arch formed by the roof of the mouth from the teeth on one side to those on the other.
pharyngeal a's structures in the neck region of the human embryo that are analagous to the branchial arches in lower vertebrates; the four pairs of pharyngeal arches are mesenchymal and later cartilaginous structures that develop during the first two months of embryonic life and are separated by clefts (the pharyngeal grooves). As the fetus develops, the arches grow to form structures within the head and neck. Two of them grow together and enclose the cervical sinus, a cavity in the neck. Called also branchial arches.
pubic arch the arch formed by the conjoined rami of the ischium and pubis of the two sides of the body.
pulmonary a's the most caudal of the aortic arches; it becomes the pulmonary artery.
tendinous arch a linear thickening of fascia over some part of a muscle.
vertebral arch the dorsal bony arch of a vertebra, composed of the laminae and pedicles of a vertebra.
zygomatic arch the arch formed by the temporal process of the zygomatic bone and the zygomatic process of the temporal bone. See also anatomic Table of Bones in the Appendices.
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ten·di·nous arch

1. a white, fibrous band attached to bone and/or muscle, arching over and thus protecting neurovascular elements passing beneath it from injurious compression;
2. a linear thickening of the deep fascia of a muscle that provides attachment for ligaments and/or muscle fibers.
Synonym(s): arcus tendineus [TA]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ten·di·nous arch

(ten'di-nŭs ahrch) [TA]
1. A white, fibrous band attached to bone and/or muscle, arching over and thus protecting neurovascular elements passing beneath it from injurious compression.
2. A linear thickening of the deep fascia of a muscle that provides attachment for ligaments or muscle fibers.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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At the start, prior to making any incisions, I find it important to identify the arcus tendineus, a linear thickening of the superior fascia that is sometimes called the "white line." This is where the sulcus is affixed to the sidewall.
The true pubocervical fascia extends from the pubic bone anteriorly and laterally to the arcus tendineus fascia pelvis.
The Gynecare Prosima Pelvic Floor Repair System (Ethicon) is the newest kit on the market, and via anterior compartment dissection to the ischial spines, it is placed up against the arcus tendineus fascia pelvis rather than anchoring into it.
The wall is suspended on both sides to the parietal fascia overlying the levator ani muscles at the arcus tendineus fascia pelvis (ATFP).
Delancey's pelvic floor research group at the University of Michigan used MRI to look at the relationship between anterior mesh kit suspension points along the arcus tendineus fascia and the upper vagina in asymptomatic women with a uterus and normal support.
Reattach the fascia endopelvina to the arcus tendineus fascia of the pelvis.
The pubocervical fascia and the rectovaginal septum meet at their attachment to the pelvic sidewall at the level of arcus tendineus fascia of pelvis (the white line) and medial fascia of levator ani, forming the fascia endopelvina.
One way to repair a paravaginal defect is to open up the paravaginal space, find the arcus tendineus, and put stitches all the way along it.
The first maternal injury to occur is typically a full-length right paravaginal defect as the pubovesicocervical fascia separates from the arcus tendineus fascia pelvis, the ob.gyn.
It is a suburethral sling attached to the posterior inferior aspect of the pubic bone, which he termed "the ideal fixation point" for restoration of the normal anatomy of continence since that is the same site where the arcus tendineus fascia pelvis attaches to the pubic bone.
The displacement cystocele has two elements: the paravaginal defect--the loss of lateral support of the endopelvic fascia when it's torn away from the white line (the arcus tendineus fasciae pelvis)--and also vaginal apex prolapse.