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October 25, 1902

DRAINAGE OF EXTRAVESICAL AND EXTRA-PERITONEAL SUPPURATIONS OF THE MALE PELVIS.

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NEW YORK CITY.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(17):1021-1024. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480430003001a
Abstract

ANATOMIC RELATIONS.  The anatomic part to be considered represents the space, or perhaps better, the line of union, bounded externally by the deep pelvic fascia which covers the inner contour of the pelvic cavity and internally by the peritoneum and by the fibrous sheath which envelops in common the bladder, the male sexual apparatus and the upper rectum. This sheath is really formed of deflections from the deep pelvic fascia which project upward from the points where the pelvic viscera make their exits from the pelvic cavity. It is evident, therefore, that the lower limits of this space are sharply defined, while there is really no definition to the upper limits, these latter being simply continuous with the line of union of the peritoneum and the abdominal fascia. In the upper anterior portion of this pelvic space and on the border line between it and the abdominal line of union

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