Retropubic space

Retropubic space is the extraperitoneal space between the pubic symphysis and the urinary bladder. The retropubic space is preperitoneal space, behind the transversalis fascia and in front of peritoneum.

Retropubic space
Male pelvic organs seen from right side. (Retropubic space visible but not labeled.)
Vertical section of bladder, penis, and urethra. (Retropubic space visible but not labeled.)
Latinspatium retropubicum
Anatomical terminology

It is also known as the "Cave of Retzius" or "Retzius' space", named after the Swedish anatomist Anders Retzius (1796-1860).

See also

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