Tendinous arch

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Tendinous arch
Coronal section of pelvis, showing arrangement of fasciæ. Viewed from behind. (Tendinous arch labeled at left.)
Latin arcus tendineus fasciae pelvis
Gray's subject #119 422
Dorlands/Elsevier a_58/12150745

At the level of a line extending from the lower part of the symphysis pubis to the spine of the ischium is a thickened whitish band in this upper layer of the diaphragmatic part of the pelvic fascia. It is termed the tendinous arch or white line of the pelvic fascia, and marks the line of attachment of the special fascia (pars endopelvina fasciæ pelvis) which is associated with the pelvic viscera.

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