Fascia of the Obturator internus
|Fascia of the Obturator internus|
|Coronal section of pelvis, showing arrangement of fasciæ. Viewed from behind.|
|Left Levator ani from within. (Obturator fascia visible at upper right.)|
|Gray's||subject #119 420|
The fascia of the Obturator internus (or Obturator fascia) covers the pelvic surface of, and is attached around the margin of the origin of, the muscle.
Behind, it is prolonged into the gluteal region.
The internal pudendal vessels and pudendal nerve cross the pelvic surface of the Obturator internus and are enclosed in a special canal—Alcock’s canal—formed by the obturator fascia.
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