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Body

The principal part of anything as distinguished from its subordinate parts, as in the main part of an instrument. An individual, an organization, or an entity given legal recognition, such as a corporation or "body corporate." A compilation of laws known as a "body of laws."

body

(Collection), noun aggregation, assemblage, batch, colligation, community, company, compilation, congeries, conglomeration, entity, gathering, host, mass, multitude, plenum, polity, sodality, troupe, wholeness
Associated concepts: body corporate, body politic, governnental body, reviewing body

body

(Main part), noun core, corpus, essential part, figure, form, greater part, hub, main part, major part, principal part, shape, structure, substance
Associated concepts: body of an instrument

body

(Person), noun anatomy, cadaver, carcass, carrion, corporality, corporalness, corporeality, corpse, corpus, entity, human being, material existence, physical being, physique
Associated concepts: body attachment, body execution, body heirs
See also: aggregate, assemblage, assembly, band, bulk, character, committee, community, compact, confederacy, configuration, content, cornerstone, corporation, corpse, corpus, entity, form, generality, individual, majority, mass, materiality, party, society, structure, substance, weight

BODY. A person.
     2. In practice, when the sheriff returns cepi corpus to a capias, the plaintiff may obtain a rule, before special bail has been entered, to bring in the body and this must be done either by committing the defendant or entering special bail. See Dead Body.

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The perineal body is repaired by first opening the pararectal spaces on both sides as distally as possible.
View in the mirror to see that the perineal body is pulled inward with the lift.
Perineal body defects are often found in patients who have an enlarged vaginal introitus or a history of straining or prior episiotomy, for instance, and addressing these defects is a key part of posterior wall repair that is too often neglected.
I also often perform a perineorrhaphy to repair the perineal body and help with vaginal support.
But from the viewpoint of a vaginal and pelvic reconstructive surgeon, he embodied a major misconception in his statement, "The perineal membrane and perineal body are not very crucial for pelvic organ support.
Identify the rectovaginal septum and attach it to the medial fascia of the levator ani and reconstructed perineal body with permanent, nonabsorbable sutures.
The pubocervical fascia fuses with the perineal membrane and the rectovaginal septum merges with the perineal body inferiorly.
Moreover, the single incision allows access to anal sphincter muscles and the perineal muscles for a perineoplasty, which improves support and thickness of the perineal body.
This means repairing both the external and internal sphincter, reconstructing the perineum, and attaching the rectovaginal septum to the perineal body.
LOUIS -- Proper reconstruction of the perineal body is a key component of successful vaginal prolapse repair, so a clear understanding of its anatomy is imperative, Dr.
For the external anal sphincter, use 2-0 prolonged delayed sutures (such as PDS II or Maxon), she advised, noting that second-degree repair and perineorrhaphy may be necessary to reattach the rectovaginal septum to the perineal body, thus restoring normal anatomy.