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n. pl. per·i·ne·a (-nē′ə)
1. The portion of the body in the pelvis occupied by urogenital passages and the rectum, bounded in front by the pubic arch, in the back by the coccyx, and laterally by part of the hipbone.
2. The region between the scrotum and the anus in males, and between the posterior vulva junction and the anus in females.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin perinaeon, from Greek perinaion : peri-, peri- + inān, to excrete.]

per′i·ne′al (-nē′əl) adj.
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Adj.1.perineal - of or relating to the perineum; "perineal pains"


a. perineal, rel. al perineo.


adj perineal
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Episiotomy is one of the most common obstetric surgical procedures done to increase the diameter of the vaginal outlet in the second stage of labour to facilitate vaginal delivery thereby preventing severe perineal tears (5-6).
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Perineal nodular induration (PNI), or biker's nodule, is a rare, bothersome, pseudotumour.
Sitting down in front of the outlet permits uninterrupted visual evaluation of the distention of the soft perineal tissues.
LAS VEGAS -- Severe obstetric perineal trauma can often be avoided, even in operative deliveries, with the use of a suite of evidence-based interventions, according to findings from two prospective studies.
2) Maternal morbidity caused by perineal trauma in vaginal delivery is a common problem of global occurrence.
Wells posterior Wrap, Rip stein anterior wrap while the perineal operations include Delorme's and Altemeier.
One of the reported concerns with an extended resection is the potential for increased perineal wound complications.
Son yillarda maternal mortalitenin azaltilmasina yonelik calismalara siklikla rastlanmakla birlikte, dogumu takiben yaygin olarak gorulen ve maternal morbidite acisindan onemli komplikasyonlara neden olan perineal travma (PT) ile ilgili calismalara yeterince odaklanilmadigi gorul mektedir.
Objective: To determine the frequency of perineal pain after childbirth after a single dose of diclofenac rectal suppository.
The Brella Vaginal Retractor is a single-use device with a built-in light source designed to provide optimal visualisation and access during vaginal or perineal wound repair.
Perineal hernia is characterized by disruption of pelvic diaphragm and herniation of abdominal or pelvic organs through the ischiorectal fossa in perineal sac especially in middle aged or aged intact male dogs (Stoll et al, 2002, Head et al, 2002, Gilley et al.