retrocecal recess

ret·ro·ce·cal re·cess

[TA]
one of several small pockets sometimes found extending alongside the right margin of the ascending colon near the cecum.
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An excellent classification for boundaries of hernias was formulated by Meyer, 4 5 who described six boundaries: paracecal sulci, cecal fossa, cecal recess, superior ileocecal recess, inferior ileocecal recess, and retrocecal recess.
A retrocecal recess is formed by the cecum anteriorly, the iliac fossa posteriorly, the right colic gutter laterally and the mesentery medially.