Dictionary » P » Pouch of douglas

Pouch of douglas

Definition

noun

Peritoneal space or pouch formed between the rectum and the uterus in the female human body.


Supplement

In humans, the pouch of Douglas is the female counterpart of the rectovesical excavation in males. This space is used in end-stage renal failure dialysis where the tip of the catheter is placed.

Word origin: named after the Scottish anatomist Dr James Douglas who extensively explored this region of the female body.

Synonyms:


Compare: rectovesical excavation.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified 07:42, 10 November 2008. This page has been accessed 2,020 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link