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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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Ectopic scrotum is rare and can occur anywhere from the inguinal canal to the perineum and mid-thigh, but occurs mainly in the inguinal, supra-inguinal, infra-inguinal or perineal areas.
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Episiotomy is the surgical enlargement of the vaginal opening by an incision in the perineum (skin and muscles), mostly performed using scissors during a delivery in order to facilitate the baby's birth and to prevent spontaneous and severe perineal tearing.
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High episiotomy frequencies are often justified as a way to prevent severe perineal lacerations.
Material and methods: Thirty-six perineal urethroplasties combined with suprapubic cystoscopy were performed in 33 adult male patients between 2005 and 2011.
The guide is woman-centered and addresses labor and normal birth, vaginal examinations and artificial rupture of the membranes, fetal heart rate monitoring, perineal trauma and suturing, examination of the newborn at birth, home birth, water immersion, malpositions and malpresentations in labor, slow progress, assisted birth, caesarean section, vaginal birth after caesarean section, preterm and breech births, twins and higher-order births, hemorrhage, emergencies, resuscitation, induction of labor, pre-eclampsia, stillbirth and neonatal death, intrapartum blood tests, medication, and risk management, litigation, and complaints.
There were perineal tears, and it seems as if some foreign object was inserted in her vagina, damaging her genital tissues.
Doctors have also performed the colostomy procedure to divert stool, and to carry out surgical dressing of her perineal injuries.
On local examination, a complete perineal tear with black gangrenous margins and excoriation was present; similar patchy changes were seen over lower abdomen and the mons pubis.
Cervical, perianal, perirectal, or perineal specimens are not acceptable, and a speculum should not be used for culture collection.
A 55 year male was admitted to our institution with complaints of pain and swelling in perineal region for 6 days and purulent discharge from the swelling for 2 days.