perineal body


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the fibromuscular mass between the anal canal and the urogenital diaphragm in the median plane onto which several perineal muscles insert (bulbospongiosus, external anal sphincter, superficial, and deep transverse perineal muscles); midline episiotomies extend into this structure.
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perineal body

A pyramidal fibromuscular mass which is intimately linked to the integrity of the pubic floor, especially in females, the rupture of which during vaginal delivery predisposes women to uterine, rectal and bladder prolapse. It is located at the midline of the perineum, at the junction between the urogenital triangle and the anal triangle.
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Although the small sample size and absence of long-term results were limitations of this study, the satisfactory preliminary results encourage us to consider that combined repair of anal sphincters, perineal body, superficial transverse perinei muscles, and bulbospongiosus muscles may improve surgical outcomes in patients with OASIS.
The operation ended with closure of the surgical wound by suturing the perineal skin, with resultant creation of the perineal body. The external sphincter muscle complex is identified by electrical stimulation.
For more detailed evaluation, the patients were subdivided into three groups according to the perineal body thickness: PBT <10 mm, 10-12 mm and >12 mm.
In preparation for reconstruction of the perineal body, as described by Slusher (1986), the mare is placed n a stock and tranquilized, and the perineum is desensitized by a caudal epidural analgesia:
Posterior vaginal repairs may address an enterocele, rectocele, and/or perineal body defect.
(2) The muscular content of the perineal body can be distinguished from its fibrous tissue and the muscle thickness can be measured (unpublished data).
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Perineal body length and lacerations at delivery [Electronic version].
Los ANGELES -- Third-and fourth-degree lacerations during delivery are more likely to happen in Asian American women and women with a shortened perineal body, two separate studies concluded.
Subtle malformations such as those in some children with perineal fistula that may look normal to the casual glance may be present for months or years after birth when the child presents to a primary care provider for constipation or urinary tract infection and appears to have a small perineal body upon physical examination.
Other conditions treated by colorectal surgeons include perineal body defect, obstructed defecation, faecal incontinence, and in some cases enterocele.