pouch of Douglas


pouch of Doug·​las -ˈdəg-ləs How to pronounce pouch of Douglas (audio)
: a deep peritoneal recess between the uterus and the upper vaginal wall anteriorly and the rectum posteriorly

called also cul-de-sac, cul-de-sac of Douglas, Douglas's cul-de-sac, Douglas's pouch

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“Pouch of Douglas.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pouch%20of%20Douglas. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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