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The rectovesical pouch is the lowest part of the peritoneal cavity and usually contains loops of small bowel or sigmoid colon. It is 7.5 cm from the anal margins and is a potential space for fluid collection in males.
Prostate and seminal vesicles are separated from the rectum by the rectoprostatic fascia of Denonvilliers which extends from the floor of the rectovesical pouch down to the apex of the prostate.
The female analog for this space is the rectouterine space, also known as pouch of Douglas or cul-de-sac.
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