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central tendon of perineum

 

Definition: 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.

Synonym(s): centrum tendineum perineiTA, perineal body, Savage perineal body

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