Anorectal flexure; Perineal flexure - Flexura anorectalis; Flexura perinealis

Description

The rectum presents two antero-posterior curves: an upper flexure (Sacral flexure), with its convexity backward, and a lower flexure (Anorectal flexure; Perineal flexure), with its convexity forward, at the junction between the rectum and the anal canal


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Alimentary system > Large intestine > Anal canal > Anorectal flexure; Perineal flexure

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