pararectal fossa

(redirected from fossa pararectalis)

par·a·rec·tal fos·sa

[TA]
a peritoneal depression on either side of the rectum formed by peritoneal (sacrogenital) folds passing from the posterolateral pelvic wall to the central pelvic viscera. The fossa is a lateral extension of the male rectovesical pouch or the female rectouterine pouch.