Superficial perineal pouch

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 26 Dec 2020

The superficial perineal pouch is an anatomic space below the perineal membrane in the urogenital triangle of the perineum.

Gross anatomy

The superficial perineal pouch is inferior (superficial) to the perineal membrane in the urogenital triangle, anterior to the transverse line between the ischial tuberosities.

Boundaries
  • roof: perineal membrane
  • floor: superficial perineal fascia (Colles' fascia)
    • Colles' fascia attaches to the posterior border of the perineal membrane posteriorly and to the pubic arch laterally
    • communicates with Scarpa's fascia of the anterior abdominal wall anteriorly
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