Deep perineal pouch

Last revised by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard on 27 Dec 2019

The deep perineal pouch is an anatomic space superior (deep) to the perineal membrane in the urogenital triangle of the perineum, anterior 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

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