Rectoprostatic fascia



The fascia at the floor of the rectovesical pouch of the peritoneum, separating the prostate and the base of the urinary bladder from the rectum.


In human anatomy, this membranous structure is the male counterpart of the rectovaginal fascia in the female. In sex reassignment surgery on transwomen, the vaginal cavity is created along it.

Word origin: rectoprostatic + fascia » Latin, band, bandage.


Compare: rectovaginal fascia

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