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Rectouterine pouch

Definition
noun
Peritoneal space or pouch located between the rectum and the uterus in the female human body.
Supplement
In humans, the rectouterine pouch is the female counterpart of the rectovesical excavation in males.
Synonyms:

  • Patrick-Douglas bursa
  • Ehrhardt-Cole recess
  • pouch of Douglas
  • Douglas cul-de-sac
  • Douglas space
  • Douglas cavity
  • Douglas pouch

Compare: rectovesical excavation


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