obturator foramen


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Related to obturator foramen: obturator canal, Lesser sciatic foramen, intercondylar fossa, Patellar surface

obturator foramen

[′äb·tə‚rād·ər fə′rā·mən]
(anatomy)
A large opening in the pelvis, between the ischium and the pubis, that gives passage to vessels and nerves; it is partly closed by a fibrous obturator membrane.
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When passed from the outside-in, the needle is directed from a small incision lateral to the clitoris at the inferior edge of the adductor longus tendon, through the obturator foramen, around the ischiopubic ramus, and into the anterior vagina at the level of the midurethra.
25) Locher and colleagues advocated withdrawing and directing the cannula more caudally for those individuals where branches exit the obturator foramen more inferiorly.
Plain radiographs were taken, and the patient was confirmed to have a greater trochanteric fracture and a right THA dislocation, with the femoral head lodged in the obturator foramen (Figs.
In the present case, an 83-year-old woman had fatal anaerobic myonecrosis of the thigh that resulted from gangrenous appendicitis in the right obturator foramen.