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.)
Retropubic space is the extraperitoneal space between the pubic symphysis and the urinary bladder. The retropubic space is preperitoneal space, behind the transversalis fascia and in front of peritoneum.
It is also known as the "Cave of Retzius" or "Retzius' space", named after the Swedish anatomist Anders Retzius (1796-1860).
- Anatomy photo:44:04-0102 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "The Male Pelvis: The Urinary Bladder"
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