Unit 3 - Thorax, Abdomen, Pelvis, and Perineum: Pelvic Spaces (Ex. III) Flashcards Preview

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rectovesical pouch

MALES
between bladder and rectum
lowest point in male peritoneal cavity

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vesicouterine pouch

FEMALES
between bladder and uterus

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rectouterine pouch (of Douglas)

FEMALES
between uterus and rectum
lowest point of female peritoneal cavity

4

subperitoneal recesses ==> retropubic space, rectorectal space

extraperitoneal spaces
continuous w/ retroperitoneum of abdomen
filled w/ endopelvic fascia

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retropubic space (prevesical space; "space of Retzius")

between pubic symphysis and bladder

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rectorectal space (presacral space)

between rectum and sacrum

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rectovesical septum

MALES
separates rectum from seminal vesicles and prostate
lower part: rectoprostatic fascia
double-layered peritoneal septum - from rectovesical pouch to perineum

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rectovaginal septum

separates rectum from vagina
double-layered peritoneal septum - descends from rectouterine pouch to perineum

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peritoneal recesses ==> rectovesical, vesicouterine, and rectouterine

intraperitoneal spaces continuous w/ peritoneal cavity of abdomen
lined by visceral peritoneum of pelvic organs
normally occupied by loops of SI and peritoneal fluid

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