branchial pouch

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branchial pouch

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A pocket or sac.

branchial pouch

Pharyngeal pouch.

Broca pouch

See: Broca, Pierre-Paul

colostomy pouch

Colostomy bag


Douglas cul-de-sac.

Heidenhain pouch

See: Heidenhain, Rudolph P.

hepatorenal pouch

Hepatorenal recess.

Kock pouch

, Koch pouch See: Kock pouch

laryngeal pouch

A blind pouch of mucosa entering the ventral portion of the ventricle of the larynx.

pharyngeal pouch

Any of a series of five pairs of entodermal outpocketings that develop in lateral walls of the pharynx of the embryo. Synonym: branchial pouch

Prussak pouch

See: Prussak, Alexander

Rathke pouch

See: Rathke pouch

rectouterine pouch

Douglas cul-de-sac.

rectovesical pouch

A fold of peritoneum that in men extends downward between the bladder and rectum.

Seessel pouch

See: Seessel pouch

vesicouterine pouch

A downward extension of the peritoneal cavity located between the bladder and uterus.
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