obturator membrane


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obturator membrane

[′äb·tə‚rād·ər ′mem‚brān]
(anatomy)
A fibrous membrane closing the obturator foramen of the pelvis.
A thin membrane between the crura and foot plates of the stapes.
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Once placed, the ends of the mesh penetrate the obturator membrane and obturator externus but not the adductor compartment of the thigh and groin.
The obturator internus and obturator externus muscles are connected with the obturator membrane.
Karram responds: If there continues to be granulation tissue and bleeding into the vagina, then the mesh that is causing the problem is most likely to lie on the vaginal side of the obturator membrane, so I do not think that a thigh or abdominal approach will allow access to the problematic mesh.