pouch of Douglas


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rec·to·u·ter·ine pouch

[TA]
a pocket formed by the deflection of the peritoneum from the rectum to the uterus.

pouch of Douglas

pouch of Douglas

The space, lined with PERITONEUM, between the womb and the rectum. (James Douglas, 1675–1742, Scottish anatomist).
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2,5) Three of our patients had a hypogastric mass on palpation and of pelvic pouch of Douglas at rectal examination.
The nodule is then excised by continuing along the original shape (triangular) of the pouch of Douglas (see photo at bottom of column).
Gynecologic examination showed greenish, purulent vaginal discharge and a fluctuant mass in the pouch of Douglas.