Deep perineal pouch

The deep perineal pouch is an anatomic space above the perineal membrane in the urogenital triangle of the perineum, posterior to the transverse line between the ischial tuberosities.

Gross anatomy

The deep perineal pouch is above (deep to) the perineal membrane in the urogenital triangle.

Boundaries
  • roof: fascia of the pelvic floor
  • floor: perineal membrane
Contents
Males
Females
  • proximal urethra
  • deep transverse perineal muscles
  • compressor urethrae muscle
  • urethrovaginalis muscle
  • sphincter urethrae
  • internal pudendal vessels
  • dorsal nerve of clitoris

Related pathology


Abdominal and pelvic anatomy
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rID: 48901
Section: Anatomy
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