ischiorectal fossa

f. ischioanalis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • ischiorectal abscess — an abscess in the space between the sheet of muscle that assists in control of the rectum (levator ani) and the pelvic bone. It may occur spontaneously, but is often secondary to an anal fissure, thrombosed haemorrhoids, or other disease of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • fossa — A depression usually more or less longitudinal in shape below the level of the surface of a part. [L. a trench or ditch] acetabular f. [TA] a depressed area in the floor of the acetabulum superior to the …   Medical dictionary

  • fossa ischioanalis — [TA] ischioanal fossa: the potential space between the pelvic diaphragm and the skin inferior to it; an anterior recess extends a variable distance, sometimes reaching the retropubic space. Called also ischiorectal f. and perineal f …   Medical dictionary

  • Ischioanal fossa — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = fossa ischioanalis GraySubject = 120 GrayPage = 425 Caption = The perineum. The integument and superficial layer of superficial fascia reflected. (Ischiorectal fossa labeled at bottom left.) Caption2 = The… …   Wikipedia

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  • Urogenital diaphragm — Older texts have asserted the existence of an urogenital diaphragm , which was described as a layer of the pelvis that separates the deep perineal sac from the upper pelvis, lying between the inferior fascia of the urogenital diaphragm and… …   Wikipedia

  • Abscess — A local accumulation of pus anywhere in the body. The following are some examples of abscesses: {{}}A skin abscess is better known as a common boil; A peritonsillar abscess is a persistent collection of pus behind the tonsils; and A perianal… …   Medical dictionary

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