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Denonvilliers' fascia

Alternative eponyms

  • Denonvilliers' aponeurosis
  • Denonvillier'sche Faszie (German)

Synonyms

Fascia rectoprostatica, rectoprostatic fascia, rectovesical septum.

Related people

The part of the pelvic fascia that separates the prostate and the vesiculae septum from the rectum.

Description

The part of the pelvic fascia that separates the prostate and the vesiculae septum from the rectum. It consists of a single fibromuscular structure with several layers that are fused together and covering the posterior aspect of the prostate and surrounding the seminal vesicles.

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