Douglas pouch


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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.

Doug·las pouch

, Douglas space (dug'lăs powch, spās)
Rectouterine pouch lined with parietal peritoneum; mass in this area is palpable during rectal examination.

Douglas, James

(dug'las)
Scottish anatomist, 1675–1742

Douglas cul-de-sac

The peritoneal space or pouch that lies behind the uterus and in front of the rectum.
Synonym: cul-de-sac (2); Douglas pouch; rectouterine pouch

Douglas fold

The arcuate line of the sheath of the rectus abdominis muscle.

Douglas line

A crescent-shaped line at the lower limit of the posterior sheath of the rectus abdominis muscle. It is sometimes indistinct.

Douglas pouch

Douglas cul-de-sac.

Douglas,

James, Scottish anatomist in London, 1675-1742.
cavum douglasi - Synonym(s): Douglas cul-de-sac
Douglas abscess - suppuration in Douglas pouch.
Douglas cul-de-sac - a pocket formed by the deflection of the peritoneum from the rectum to the uterus. Synonym(s): cavum douglasi; Douglas pouch; rectouterine pouch
Douglas fold - a fold of peritoneum, containing the rectouterine muscle, forming the lateral boundary of the rectouterine (Douglas) pouch. Synonym(s): sacrouterine fold
Douglas line - a crescentic line that marks the lower limit of the posterior layer of the sheath of the rectus abdominis muscle. Synonym(s): arcuate line of rectus sheath
Douglas pouch - Synonym(s): Douglas cul-de-sac
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Although endometriosis at the pelvic peritoneum, including the Douglas pouch, has been reported often, there are few reports of cystic endometriosis in the retroperitoneal cavity.
On the basis of pelvic MRI, four numeric variables (age, long and short axis diameters, and degree of stenosis) and 9 dichotomous variables (presence/ absence of the following MR signs: recognizable bowel nodules, MCS, pelvic tethering, Douglas pouch obliteration, SRV, Torus, USL involvement, adenomyosis, and endometriomas) were categorized.
(ii) that colorectal lesions are usually associated with severe deep endometriosis involving other pelvic structures such as RVS, USL, and Douglas pouch, while ovarian and uterine localizations as endometriomas and adenomyosis without recognizable DPE lesions showed no correlation with intestinal involvement;
A computed tomography (CT) scan showed a 2.7 cm wide abscess in the Douglas pouch (Fig.
faecalis have passively migrated to the most decline space in the female abdominal cavity, the Douglas pouch. This hypothesis is supported by Brockmann et al.
There is also no risk of hernia and the wall of the Douglas pouch repairs itself without leaving scars.
Local inflammation due to repeated irritation of periton of the douglas pouch by the catheter tip may lead perforation of vaginal or uterine wall.
Additionally, allergic reaction to silicone may lead to adherence of shunt tubing to the Douglas pouch with subsequent erosion into vaginal lumen.