puboprostatic ligament


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pu·bo·pros·tat·ic lig·a·ment

[TA]
the localized thickening of the superior fascia of the pelvic diaphragm anteriorly that anchors the prostate and neck of the bladder to the pubis on each side. It usually contains smooth muscle.

Denonvilliers,

Charles P., French surgeon, 1808-1872.
Denonvilliers aponeurosis - a fascial layer that extends superiorly from the central tendon of the perineum to the peritoneum between the prostate and rectum. Synonym(s): rectovesical septum
Denonvilliers blepharoplasty
Denonvilliers fascia
Denonvilliers ligament - the localized thickening of the superior fascia of the pelvic diaphragm anteriorly that anchors the prostate and neck of the bladder to the pubis on each side. Synonym(s): puboprostatic ligament
Denonvilliers space
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After cutting the puboprostatic ligament, the deep dorsal vein was suture-ligated and cut without suspending it to the pubic bone and the urethra was exposed.
They analyzed the influence of perioperative factors (body weight, prostate volume, patient age, and pelvic floor exercise), anatomic factors (puboperinealis muscle-sparing dissection, trigonal denervation, and preservation of endopelvic fascia), and technical factors (bladder neck preservation, urethral length preservation, mucosal eversion, neurovascular bundle, and puboprostatic ligament preservation).
The puboprostatic ligament and the male urethral suspensory mechanism: An anatomic study.
Puboprostatic ligament sparing improves urinary continence after radical retropubic prostatectomy.
Radical prostatectomy: Bladder neck preservation and puboprostatic ligament sparing--effects on continence and positive margins.
A diagram outlining our proposed classiication system for the puboprostatic ligament (*) variations depicting (A) parallel ligaments, (B) V-shaped ligaments, (C) inverted V-shaped ligaments, and (D) fused ligaments.
The puboprostatic ligaments (PPL) anchor the prostate to the pubis and must be manipulated to successfully remove a cancerous prostate gland.
The supericial dorsal vein is marked by the asterisk (*), while the puboprostatic ligaments are highlighted by the arrows ([up arrow]).
1) Because the posterior urethra is fixed at both the urogenital diaphragm and the puboprostatic ligaments, the bulbomembranous junction is more vulnerable to injury during pelvic fracture.