Perineal Pouches – Perineum and External Genitalia

by James Pickering, PhD

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    00:00 Okay, now let's turn to the perineal pouches.

    00:10 The perineal pouches are found within the urogenital triangle.

    00:17 And within the urogenital triangle we have the perineal membrane.

    00:21 And that separates the perineum into these deep and superficial perineal pouches. If we look at the deep perineal pouch that is bounded inferiorly by the perineal membrane and superiorly it contains the anterior recesses of the ischioanal fossa.

    00:41 Ultimately most superiorly we would have the levator ani muscles.

    00:47 It contains the deep perineal pouch.

    00:51 So everything that is superior to the perineal membrane, it contains the deep transverse perineal muscles.

    00:58 Contains the external urethral sphincter. Contains the intermediate part of the urethra in the male. Also in the male it contains the bulbourethral glands.

    01:07 and as we will see it contains important blood vessels and nerves.

    01:13 The superficial perineal pouch is everything that's going to be superficial to the perineal membrane. Everything that is below the perineal membrane inferior to the perineal membrane and ultimately this is going to be bound by the subcutaneous tissue.

    01:30 It's going to contain in the male or female the root of the penis and the citoris.

    01:35 Its going to contain the urethra. Contain the superficial transverse perineal muscles.

    01:39 Superficial to the perineal membrane contain vessels and nerves and in the female it contains the greater vestibular gland.

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    The lecture Perineal Pouches – Perineum and External Genitalia by James Pickering, PhD is from the course Pelvis.

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    1. Superior fascia of the urogenital diaphragm
    2. Ischioanal fossa
    3. Anorectal junction
    4. Puborectalis
    5. Coccygeus
    1. Root of the penis
    2. Bulbourethral glands
    3. External urethral sphincter
    4. The intermediate part of the urethra
    5. Deep transverse perineal muscles
    1. External urethral sphincter
    2. Greater vestibular glands
    3. Ischiocavernosus muscle
    4. The root of the penis
    5. Muscles associated with clitoris

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     James Pickering, PhD

    James Pickering, PhD

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