Retropubic space

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Retropubic space
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Male pelvic organs seen from right side. (Retropubic space visible but not labeled.)
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Vertical section of bladder, penis, and urethra. (Retropubic space visible but not labeled.)
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Identifiers
Latinspatium retropubicum
TAA10.1.01.003
FMA22060
Anatomical terminology

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).

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