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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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Finally, rectal and rectovaginal exams are performed to evaluate posterior POP and the perineal body.
In our experience, the sitting position is ideal to observe uninterruptedly the tension of the perineal body during vertex and shoulders delivery, without having to flex and rotate our back and neck in repeatedly nonergonomic positions.
Uddiyana bandha directly influences adrenals and pancreas and Moola bandha directly influences the gonads and the perineal body or cervix.
Perineal body reconstruction was started from above downwards with 3/0 vicryl interrupted stitches, the rectal wall was included in 2 stitches to prevent retraction of the rectum.
The perineum is supported by the pelvic and urogenital diaphragms and the perineal body; the perineal body (also referred to as the central tendon) is a pyramidal fibromuscular structure located at the junction of the urogenital and anal triangles, resulting from the convergence of several pelvic muscles.
also showed in 2009 that having a shorter perineal body may be a risk factor for perineal trauma for primigravid women.
The perineal body anatomy was reported as very different by both consultants and residents (80% and 67.
It is secured onto the urethra bulb and perineal body with resorbable sutures (Rehder & Gozzi, 2007) (see Figure 6).
Rectoceles are almost always associated with a perineal body defect (anal sphincter defect).
Other conditions treated by colorectal surgeons include perineal body defect, obstructed defecation, faecal incontinence, and in some cases enterocele.
Maternal causes are: Nulliparity, short mother, small genital hiatus and short perineal body.