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a pocket formed by the deflection of the peritoneum from the rectum to the uterus.
Synonym(s): excavatio rectouterina [TA], cavum douglasi, cul-de-sac (2) , Douglas cul-de-sac, Douglas pouch, pouch of Douglas, rectovaginouterine pouch
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Doug·las pouch, Douglas space (dug'lăs powch, spās)
Rectouterine pouch lined with parietal peritoneum; mass in this area is palpable during rectal examination.
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Scottish anatomist, 1675–1742
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
The arcuate line of the sheath of the rectus abdominis muscle.
A crescent-shaped line at the lower limit of the posterior sheath of the rectus abdominis muscle. It is sometimes indistinct.
Douglas pouchDouglas cul-de-sac.
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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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