- Perineal body
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Latin = corpus perineale, centrum tendineum perinei
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Caption = Muscles of the female perineum.
Caption2 = Muscles of male perineum.
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The perineal body (or central tendon of perineum) is a pyramidal fibromuscular mass in the middle line of the
perineumat the junction between the urogenital triangle and the anal triangle . It is found in both males and females. In males, it is found between the bulb of penisand the anus; in females, is found between the vaginaand anus, and about 1.25 cm in front of the latter.
The perineal body is essential for the integrity of the pelvic floor, particularly in females. Its rupture during delivery leads to widening of the gap between the anterior free borders of levator ani muscle of both sides, thus predisposing the woman to prolapse of the uterus, rectum, or even the urinary bladder.
At this point, the following muscles converge and are attached:
External anal sphincter
Superficial transverse perineal muscle
* Anterior fibers of the
* fibers from external urinary sphincter
Deep transverse perineal muscle
* - "The Male Perineum and the Penis: Muscles of the Superficial Perineal Pouch"
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