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Retzius' space

Alternative eponyms

  • Cave of Retzius
  • Space of Retzius
  • Retzius cavity

Synonyms

Cavum retzii, spatium retropubicum, retropubic space.

Related people

The pre-vesical space or retro-pubic space.

Description

The pre-vesical space or retro-pubic space. The prevesical space between the symphysis, the bladder, and the anterior abdominal. It contains loose connective tissue and fat and affords the surgeon access to the bladder without opening the peritoneal cavity.

Bibliography

  • A. A. Retzius:
    Ueber das Ligamentum pelvioprostaticum oder den Apparat, durch welchen dir Harnblase, die Prostata und die Harnröhre and der untern Beckenöffnung befestigt sind.
    Archiv für Anatomie, Physiologie und wissenschaftliche Medicin, 1849: 182-190.

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