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Medical Term:

pudendal canal


the space within the obturator internus fascia lining the lateral wall of the ischioanal (ischiorectal) fossa that transmits the pudendal vessels and internal pudendal nerves; the perineal nerve arises within the canal.

Synonym(s): canalis pudendalisTA, Alcock canal

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