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A 26-year-old woman is brought to the ...
Pouch of Douglas🔍

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The Pouch of Douglas is the space between the uterus and the rectum (i.e. the place where pelvic free fluid goes).




How do we know the inferior aspect of the tube doesnt rupture, releasing fluid down in between the layers of the broad ligament?

melchior  What is special about the Pouch of Douglas is that it is the lowest point of the peritoneal cavity, so even if blood gets in between the layers of the broad ligament (which I agree with you, it looks like it should), I bet it somehow makes its way down to the Pouch of Douglas due to gravity. +1  



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