Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Charles-Pierre Denonvilliers

  • Charles-Pierre Denonvilliers, anatomist and reconstructive surgeon

    Denonvilliers’ fascia consists of several layers of tissue that separate the prostate and seminal vesicles from the rectum. These layers are believed to prevent the spread of cancer from the rectum to the prostate. Their embryological origin and composition have long been of interest and some controversy to surgeons operating on the pelvis, as well…