Anatomy of Denonvilliers' fascia and pelvic nerves, impotence, and implications for the colorectal surgeon.

@article{Lindsey2000AnatomyOD,
  title={Anatomy of Denonvilliers' fascia and pelvic nerves, impotence, and implications for the colorectal surgeon.},
  author={Ian Lindsey and Richard J Guy and Bryan F. Warren and Neil J Mc C Mortensen},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={87 10},
  pages={1288-99}
}
BACKGROUND The development and anatomy of Denonvilliers' fascia have been controversial for many years and confusion exists about its operative appearance. Better appreciation of this poorly understood anatomy, and its significance for impotence after rectal dissection, may lead to further functional improvements in pelvic surgery. METHOD A literature review of the embryology and anatomy of Denonvilliers' fascia and impotence after pelvic rectal surgery was undertaken. RESULTS Denonvilliers… CONTINUE READING
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