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Morphologie. 2002 Jun;86(273):17-20.

[Innervation of Denonvilliers' recto-vesical septum. Anatomic study].

[Article in French]

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Institut d'Anatomie, Hôpital Bichat, Service d'Urologie, Paris, France.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The retro vesical septum (DENONVILLIERS) can be dissected and separated of the prostate and the bladder. The neurovascular bundles bound laterally this septum and it must be removed during radial prostatectomy. The aim of this study was to know if this septum is crossed by nerves.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

Dissection of cadaver--histological study of recto-vesical fascia.

RESULTS:

Nerves are present coming from the neurovascular bundle to the septum and end in the prostate.

CONCLUSION:

These anatomical observations conduct to recommend to remove systematically the recto-vesical septum during radical prostatectomy for cancer.

PMID:
12224386
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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