Retropubic space

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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.)
Latin spatium retropubicum
TA A10.1.01.003
FMA 22060
Anatomical terminology

Retropubic space is the extraperitoneal space between the pubic symphysis and urinary bladder. The retropubic space is preperitoneal space, behind the transversalis fascia and in front of peritoneum.

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

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