Definition for Intergluteal cleft

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The intergluteal cleft, also known as the natal cleft, the vertical gluteal crease, the gluteal cleft, and, colloquially, the "butt crack" or "ass crack", is the groove between the buttocks that runs from just below the sacrum to the perineum, so named because it forms the visible border between the external rounded protrusions of the gluteus maximus muscles. The intergluteal cleft is located superior to the anus.

Obstruction of the intergulteal cleft hair follicles 6 cm above the anus, with ingrowing of hair, excites a foreign body reaction, and may cause secondary tracks to open laterally +/- abscess, with foul smellng discharge. This condition is known as pilodinal sinus.