Rectovaginal fascia

Rectovaginal fascia
Sagittal section of the lower part of a female trunk, right segment. (Rectovaginal fascia not labeled, but region is visible.)
Median sagittal section of female pelvis. (Rectovaginal fascia not labeled, but region is visible.)
Latinfascia rectovaginalis
Anatomical terminology

The rectovaginal fascia (often called rectovaginal septum or sometimes fascia of Otto) is a thin structure separating the vagina and the rectum. This corresponds to the rectoprostatic fascia in the male.

Clinical significance

Perforations in it can lead to rectocele.

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