Between the rectum
and the bladder
the peritoneal cavity
forms, in the male
, a pouch, the rectovesical excavation
(or rectovesical pouch
), the bottom of which is slightly below the level of the upper ends of the vesiculae seminales
—i. e., about 7.5 cm. from the orifice of the anus
The corresponding structure in women is the rectouterine pouch.
- - "The Male Pelvis: Distribution of the Peritoneum in the Male Pelvis"
- - "The Male Pelvis: Rectovesical pouch"