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This compensatory repair will help bulk and strengthen the perineal body
Liu's disregard of any contributive importance of the perineal body (PB), pelvic reconstructive surgeons universally consider a disrupted PB to be a critical obstacle to the achievement of durably effective success in pelvic anatomical and functional restoration.
Finally the rectovaginal septum should be reattached to the perineal body.
Think of the perineal body as a pyramid, with the base almost parallel to the floor between the vaginal introitus and the anus, and with the apex--approximately 3-4 cm high--found at the junction of the lower to middle third of the vagina where it angles and becomes almost horizontal.
For the external anal sphincter, use 2-0 prolonged delayed sutures (such as PDS II or Maxon), she advised, noting that second-degree repair and perineorrhaphy may be necessary to reattach the rectovaginal septum to the perineal body, thus restoring normal anatomy.
The investigators also observed "an interesting and unexpected change" never before reported-a significant increase in the measurement of the perineal body between the first and third trimesters.
If the rectovaginal septum has torn away from the perineal body, it will need to be reattached.
LOS ANGELES -- Third and fourth-degree lacerations during delivery are more likely to happen in Asian American women and women with a shortened perineal body, two separate studies concluded.