Anococcygeal raphe

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Anococcygeal raphe
Left Levator ani from within. (Anococcygeal raphe labeled at lower left.)
Gray's subject #119 423
Dorlands/Elsevier r_03/12692880

The fibers of the Levator ani pass downward and backward to the middle line of the floor of the pelvis; the most posterior are inserted into the side of the last two segments of the coccyx; those placed more anteriorly unite with the muscle of the opposite side, in a median fibrous raphé, the anococcygeal raphé (or anococcygeal ligament), which extends between the coccyx and the margin of the anus.

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