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rectovaginal fascia


Definition: layer of areolar tissue between the vagina anteriorly and the rectum posteriorly, and superior to the perineal body and inferior to the rectouterine pouch of peritoneum; this fascial plane may be opened surgically to gain access to the pelvis.

Synonym(s): fascia rectovaginalisTA, rectovaginal septumTA

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