Superficial perineal pouch

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.

  • 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
  • greater vestibular glands (Bartholin's glands)
  • bulbospongiosus muscle: separated by the urethra and vagina in the midline and covers the bulb of the vestibule
  • paired ischiocavernosus muscles: tenses the vagina during orgasm
  • perineal body
  • superficial perineal muscle
  • crura of the clitoris

Related pathology

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic
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rID: 48902
Section: Anatomy
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