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pubovesical ligament (of male)


Definition: anteriormost portion of the tendinous arch of the pelvic fascia (a condensation of the superior fascia of the pelvic diaphragm) extending between the lower part of the pubic symphysis and the prostate and bladder; it forms the inferior boundary of the potential retropubic (prevesical) space.

Synonym(s): ligamentum pubovesicale (masculinum)TA, ligamentum mediale puboprostaticum, medial puboprostatic ligament

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