vaginal rugae

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vaginal rugae

[TA]
transverse ridges in the mucous membrane of the vagina.
Synonym(s): rugae vaginales [TA], rugae of vagina

vag·i·nal ru·gae

(vaj'i-năl rū'jē) [TA]
A number of transverse ridges in the mucous membrane of the vagina.
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Additionally, the vagina is not a symmetrical cylinder with smooth sides; therefore, the cone may also be held in place by the vaginal rugae or the tilt of the vagina (Herbison & Dean, 2013).
Weighted vaginal cones were also reported to be useful to retrain the pelvic floor in conjunction with PFMT unless the woman already has pelvic organ prolapse, a tilted vagina, or extensive vaginal rugae, which might trap the cone in the vagina.
A bivalve speculum exam should be performed to evaluate the vaginal rugae and cervix.
The technique he espoused starts with an incision made circumferentially at the border of the vaginal rugae and carried through the full thickness of the vagina with constant downward traction on the uterus by a tenaculum placed on the cervix.