Vesico-uterine pouch

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Vesico-uterine pouch
WeiblichesBeckenMedian.gif
Sagittal section of the lower part of a female trunk, right segment. (Excavatio vesicouterina labeled at bottom right.)
Gray1035.png
The epiploic foramen, greater sac or general cavity (red) and lesser sac, or omental bursa (blue). Uterovesical excavation labeled at bottom left, third from the bottom.
Details
Identifiers
Latin excavatio vesicouterina
Dorlands
/Elsevier
e_18/12347092
TA A10.1.02.504F
FMA 14729
Anatomical terminology

In human female anatomy, the vesico-uterine pouch, vesicouterine excavation (or uterovesical pouch of Meiring) is a second, but shallower, pouch formed from the peritoneum over the uterus and bladder, continued over the intestinal surface and fundus of the uterus onto its vesical surface, which it covers as far as the junction of the body and cervix uteri, and then to the bladder. Also termed Dunn's pouch, this is an important anatomical landmark for chronic endometriosis. Endometrial seeding in this region causes cyclical pain in women of child bearing age. Dunn's pouch is also an important factor in a retroverted uterus, which can frequently complicate pregnancies.

The vesico-uterine pouch is close to the anterior fornix of the vagina.

Additional images[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

External links[edit]