arcuate line of rectus sheath

(redirected from Linea semicircularis)

ar·cu·ate line of rec·tus sheath

[TA]
a crescentic line (not always clearly defined) that marks the lower limit of the posterior layer of the sheath of the rectus abdominis muscle.

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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12] Hematomas located above the linea semicircularis usually present as unilateral masses isolated by the rectus sheath and the tendinous inscriptions, while below this area they may dissect extensively owing to the lack of a posterior sheath wall.