mons pubis


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mons pubis

the fatty cushion of flesh in human males situated over the junction of the pubic bones

mons pubis

[′mänz ′pyü·bəs]
(anatomy)
The eminence of the lower anterior abdominal wall above the superior rami of the pubic bones.
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"The mons pubis serves several functions," he added, noting, "For a start, it covers the pubic bone and acts like a tiny bouncy cushion which helps to protect the bone beneath from being uncomfortably bumped and knocked during intercourse or general life.
On dermatological examination, a white, atrophic plaque lesion which started in the lower border of the mons pubis, involved the labia majora and extended to the anus was observed (Figure 1).
Reconstruction of the mons pubis region, neophallic skin, or scrotum, due to aesthetic appearance, was performed in 11 patients (11.34%).
Postoperatively, the patient developed pain and swelling of the mons pubis. She had no inflammatory signs or elevated serum inflammatory markers.
On local examination, a complete perineal tear with black gangrenous margins and excoriation was present; similar patchy changes were seen over lower abdomen and the mons pubis. Internal examination was normal.
She developed extensive necrosis of the tissue around the abdominal wound, extending to the pannus and mons pubis. The ObGyn performed wide excision of the tissue.
After the abdominal prep and drape, double glove and make a slit in the drape just below the mons pubis and cover with a sterile towel.
One workshop I attended was on symphysiotomy --the surgical division of the fibro cartilaginous symphysis pubis and its reinforcing ligaments by way of a scalpel blade through the mons pubis. This technique is an obstetric strategy to allow birth of the often dreaded--but rarely occurring --head entrapment of the breech baby.
At enrollment (and prior to product group allocation) medical histories were obtained and the vulva was scored for preexisting erythema of the mons pubis, the labia majora, and the labia minora by a board-certified dermatologist who was trained and validated in using the standard 5-point scale for erythema, where "0" was no apparent cutaneous involvement and "4" was moderate-to-severe erythema.