Retropubic space

Retropubic space

Retropubic space
Male pelvic organs seen from right side. (Retropubic space visible but not labeled.)
Vertical section of bladder, penis, and urethra. (Retropubic space visible but not labeled.)
Details
Latin spatium retropubicum
Dorlands
/Elsevier
s_16/12746644
Anatomical terminology

Retropubic space is the extraperitoneal space between the pubic symphysis and urinary bladder.

It is also known as "Cave of Retzius" or "Retzius' space", after Anders Retzius.

See also

External links

  • Anatomy photo:44:04-0102 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "The Male Pelvis: The Urinary Bladder"