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Medical Term:

paravesical fossa


a peritoneal depression formed by the reflection of the peritoneum from the lateral pelvic wall onto the roof of the bladder; in the female, it is the lateral portion of the uterovesical pouch, and is separated from the pararectal pouch, which lies posteriorly, by the broad ligament.

Synonym(s): fossa paravesicalisTA, paracystic pouch, paravesical pouch

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