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Termination: It ends at the anus. Lower half drains to internal iliac lymph nodes. The circular fibres are continuous on the anal canal as the internal sphincter.

Of these the middle is the largest. In the female can you palpate the bladder? The rectum is approximately 15 cm long. Rich anastomoses) above dentate line - superior rectal vein to inferior mesenteric vein (portal venous system) below dentate line - inferior and middle rectal veins to internal iliac veins.

Bulbourethral gland enlarged *Identify the structures palpated via the rectum in the male and female:Anterior view Female. Lymphatic drainage Above pectinate line into internal iliac LNs. The anal canal is the terminal part of the gastrointestinal tract.