Superficial perineal pouch
|Superficial perineal pouch|
Coronal section of anterior part of male pelvis, through the pubic arch. Seen from in front. (Superficial perineal pouch is white outline at bottom.)
Muscles of male perineum.
|Artery||branches of internal pudendal artery|
|Vein||branches of internal pudendal veins|
|Nerve||branches of perineal nerve|
|Lymph||superficial inguinal lymph nodes|
|Latin||compartimentum superficiale perinei|
The superficial perineal pouch (also superficial perineal compartment/space/sac) is a compartment of the perineum.
The superficial perineal pouch is an open compartment, due to the fact that anteriorly, the space communicates freely with the potential space lying between the superficial fascia of the anterior abdominal wall and the anterior abdominal muscles:
- its inferior border is the Superficial Perineal Fascia (Colles' fascia) is the fascia which covers the inferior border of the muscles of the superficial perineal pouch (not to be confused with deep perineal fascia, which covers the superficial perineal muscles individually).
- its superior border is the perineal membrane (inferior fascia of the urogenital diaphragm).
- Anatomy photo:41:09-0100 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "The Female Perineum: The Superficial Perineal Pouch"
- perineum at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University)
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