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Douglas' fold

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A fold of peritoneum forming the lateral boundary of Douglas' pouch. It contains the rectouterine muscle.


  • J. Douglas:
    A description of the peritoneum, and of that part of the membrana cellularis which lies on its outside. With an account of the true situation of all the abdominal viscera, in respect of these two membranes.
    London, J. Roberts, 1730, 1740. Latin translation by Lorenz Heister (1683-1758), Helmstedt, 1732, and by J. Nelson, Leyden, 1737.

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