UAMS Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences - Fasciae of the Pelvis and Perineum

Gross Anatomy


Fasciae of the Pelvis & Perineum - Arranged Alphabetically

Structure Location/Description Notes
fascia, cremasteric intermediate covering layer of the spermatic cord derived from the internal abdominal oblique muscle
fascia, deep penile/clitoral an extension of the muscular fascia of the ischiocavernosus m. and bulbospongiosus m. onto the shaft of penis/clitoris deep fascia of the penis/clitoris forms a tubular sheath surrounding the erectile bodies, dorsal n. of the penis/clitoris, dorsal a. of the penis/clitoris, deep dorsal v. of the penis/clitoris; the superficial dorsal v. of penis/clitoris lies superficial to the deep fascia of the penis/clitoris; deep fascia of the penis is also known as: Buck's fascia
fascia, endopelvic fascia within the true pelvis that supports the pelvic viscera endopelvic fascia is continuous with the extraperitoneal connective tissue and with the superior fascia of the pelvic diaphragm
fascia, external spermatic outermost covering of the spermatic cord that is derived from a layer of the abdominal wall derived from the aponeurosis of the external abdominal oblique muscle
fascia, inferior, of the pelvic diaphragm an extension of the obturator internus fascia covering the inferior surface of the pelvic diaphragm inferior fascia of the pelvic diaphragm is the superior boundary of the ischioanal fossa
fascia, internal spermatic innermost covering of the spermatic cord derived from the transversalis fascia
fascia, obturator fascia covering the obturator internus m. obturator fascia attaches to the margin of the obturator foramen; it has a thickening (arcus tendineus m. levatoris ani) that is the origin of the iliococcygeus portion of the pelvic diaphragm
fascia, superior, of the pelvic diaphragm an extension of the transversalis fascia covering the superior surface of the pelvic diaphragm superior fascia of the pelvic diaphragm is continuous with the iliacus fascia and covers the anterior surface of the piriformis m.


Some of the material presented in these tables is contained in the book:
MedCharts Anatomy by Thomas R. Gest and Jaye Schlesinger
Published by ILOC, Inc., New York. Copyright 1995.

The content of these tables has been edited for use in this course by Patrick W. Tank, Ph.D.
Copyright 2009, Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Unauthorized use is prohibited.




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