Inferior fascia of diaphragm of pelvis

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Inferior fascia of diaphragm of pelvis
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Coronal section of pelvis, showing arrangement of fasciae. Viewed from behind.
Latin fascia inferior diaphragmatis pelvis
Gray's subject #119 421
Dorlands/Elsevier f_03/12355174

The diaphragmatic part of the pelvic fascia covers both surfaces of the Levatores ani. The inferior layer is known as the anal fascia; it is attached above to the obturator fascia along the line of origin of the Levator ani, while below it is continuous with the superior fascia of the urogenital diaphragm, and with the fascia on the Sphincter ani internus.

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