Just curious--what is the medical term for... Just curious--what is the medical term for... | allnurses

Just curious--what is the medical term for...

  1. 0 "buttcrack?" I don't think I've ever seen that addressed back in my medical terminology class days.

    For example, if you had to chart that a patient had a rash there, what would you say?
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  3. Visit  Farkinott profile page
    Buttock cleft
  4. Visit  NurseStacey143 profile page
    i just say sacrum
  5. Visit  Monica RN,BSN profile page
    I would say "pt. has a rash present on buttocks" and would describe with measurements if able.
    If it were high up the crack I would say sacral
    if it were lower and more generalized I would say gluteal
  6. Visit  Monica RN,BSN profile page
    Quote from Farkinott
    Buttock cleft
    I have never heard of buttock cleft.. I will have to look it up now that I am curious
  7. Visit  luvin it profile page
    It's a wonderful profession when we are able ponder such things. LOLOLOL
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  8. Visit  UM Review RN profile page
    How about coccyx?

    1. Sacral crest
    2. Coccyx
    3. Posterior sacral foramen
    4. Iliac crest
    5. Sacral hiatus
    6. Vertebral foramen
    Last edit by UM Review RN on Oct 30, '04
  9. Visit  RN-PA profile page
    How about "Intergluteal Cleft". After searching in an online medical dictionary (Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary), this seemed to make the most sense.

    crena (cre-na) (kren[schwa]) pl. crenae [L. "notch," from crenare to split] a notch or cleft

    crena analis, [TA] intergluteal cleft: the cleft between the buttocks on which the anus opens. Called also anal, clunial, gluteal, or natal cleft, c. ani or c. interglutealis [TA alternatives], c. clunium, gluteal furrow, rima ani, and rima clunium.

    gluteal sulcus, sulcus glutealis, [TA] a curved transverse groove or fold on the posterior aspect of the upper thigh, separating the upper part of the thigh from the nates (buttocks); called also gluteal fold or furrow.

    Butt crack is so much more descriptive though, wouldn't you agree?
  10. Visit  leslie :-D profile page
    what about longitudinal anal fissure?

    or inner gluteal fold, proximal/distal to.....
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  11. Visit  VivaLasViejas profile page
    Quote from earle58
    what about longitudinal anal fissure?

    Or how about plain ol' gluteus crackimus??
  12. Visit  prmenrs profile page
    Gluteal fold is what I've used/heard. Longitudinal anal fissure would confuse it w/the an anal fissure. Ouch.

    I do like gluteus crackimus a lot, tho....
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  13. Visit  live4today profile page
    Patient has a rash between the crevice of the buttocks.
  14. Visit  leslie :-D profile page
    i vote for gluteus crackimus.
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