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The parietal pelvic fascia covers the levator ani muscle as well as other muscles and areas. On the superomedial aspect of the upper fascia over the levator ani, there is a thick band of condensed tissue that runs from the lower aspect of the pubis symphysis to the inferior margin of the ischial spine. This band of fascia is often referred to as the tendinous arch of the pelvic fascia or the arcus tendineus fasciae pelvis. It is also referred to as the white line of the parietal pelvic fascia. At this arch, the visceral pelvic fascia, that supports bladder, vagina and uretha in females, attaches.
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