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Figures in Original article by Veronica Macchi (*) - Andrea Porzionato (*) - Enrico Vigato (*) - Carla Stecco (*) Antonio Paoli (*) - Anna Parenti (**) - Giuseppe Dodi (***) - Raffaele De Caro (*)

(*) Section of Anatomy, Department of Human Anatomy and Physiology, University of Padova, Italy
(**) Section of Pathologic Anatomy, Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
(***) Section of Surgery, Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy


Histotopographic study of the pubovaginalis muscle.


(Fig. 1)

pubococcygeus muscle (PCM)

Figure 1. – Magnification of a transverse section of a female pelvic block showing the pubococcygeus muscle (PCM) and the lateral wall of the vagina. A bundle of muscle fibres of the pubovaginal muscle (PVM) run towards the outer longitudinal fibers of the muscular layer of the vagina (LMV). Note the longitudinal and transverse course of the muscular fibres of the PCM (azan Mallory staining, original magnification X 1.25).




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