rectovesical pouch


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rec·to·ves·i·cal pouch

[TA]
a pocket formed by the deflection of the peritoneum from the rectum to the bladder in the male.
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rec·to·ves·i·cal pouch

(rek'tō-ves'i-kăl powch) [TA]
A pocket formed by the deflection of the peritoneum from the rectum to the bladder in the male.
Synonym(s): excavatio rectovesicalis [TA] , Proust space.
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rectovesical pouch

A fold of peritoneum that in men extends downward between the bladder and rectum.
See also: pouch
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Proust,

T., 19th century French physician.
Proust space - a pocket formed by the deflection of the peritoneum from the rectum to the bladder in the male. Synonym(s): rectovesical pouch
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