from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or belonging to the rectum and the vagina.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to both the rectum and the vagina.
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- adjective Of or pertaining to the
rectumand the vagina.
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We're having an ongoing debate in our practice regarding rectovaginal exams.
With the rectal exam, I was taught that a rectovaginal exam is mandatory in postmenopausal ladies because sometimes it can detect ovarian cancer.
To do the rectovaginal exam, the health care provider inserts one finger into the rectum and one into the vagina, to check the tone and alignment of the pelvic organs as well as the ovaries, tubes, and ligaments of the uterus.
The patient didn't report anal penetration, so the rectovaginal exam was deferred.
The posterior ligament consists of the rectovaginal fold of peritoneum, which is reflected from the back of the posterior fornix of the vagina on to the front of the rectum.
The rectovaginal septum, the lower portion of the rectum, and the neck of the bladder were obliterated.
Verdile 1.221 records an instance of imperforate vagina in which rectovaginal wall was divided and the delivery effected through the rectum and anus.
A rectovaginal or vesical fistula could account for the presence of this worm had it been voided from the bowel; nevertheless the woman adhered to her statement that she had urinated the worm, and, as confirmatory evidence, never complained of pain after passing the animal.
Engelmann operated on a large rectovaginal fistula in the sixth month of pregnancy without any interruption of pregnancy, which is far from the general result.
Examination showed that the columns of the posterior wall were torn from their attachment, and that there was a rectovaginal fistula admitting the little finger.