Surgical Reconstruction of the Urinary Sphincter after Traumatic Longitudinal Disruption
The defect in ventral anal sphincter (white triangle) is demonstrated. The muscular aspects of the anal sphincter are indicated with white arrows. Not clearly shown is the defect in the dorsal urethral sphincter complex (upside down dotted triangle) as it lies deeper. At this stage the anal mucosa (white arch) was already closed. A = anus.
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