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Retroperitoneal is an anatomical term that refers to the relationship of the contents of the abdominal cavity to the peritoneal space. Organs such as the kidneys, bladder, and portions of the duodenum and the colon lie behind the peritoneum and are thus termed retroperitoneal. Anatomical drawing of the human muscles from the Encyclopédie. ... The human abdomen Footballer John Arne Riise flashing his abdominals The human abdomen (from the Latin word meaning belly) is the part of the body between the pelvis and the thorax. ... In higher vertebrates, the peritoneum is the serous membrane that forms the lining of the abdominal cavity - it covers most of the intra-abdominal organs. ... Human kidneys viewed from behind with spine removed The kidneys are bean-shaped excretory organs in vertebrates. ... A bladder is a pouch or other flexible enclosure with waterproof or gasproof walls. ... In anatomy of the digestive system, the duodenum is a hollow jointed tube that connects the stomach to the jejunum. ... In anatomy of the digestive system, the colon or large intestine or large bowel is the part of the intestine from the cecum to the rectum. ...


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MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Retroperitoneal fibrosis (469 words)
Retroperitoneal fibrosis is a disorder in which the tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder are blocked by a fibrous mass in the back of the abdomen.
Retroperitoneal fibrosis is a rare disorder caused by an excess of fibrous tissue in the area just behind the stomach.
It is most common in people aged 40 - 60, and men are twice as likely to develop them as women.
RETROPERITONEAL (651 words)
retroperitoneaal sarcoom (retroperitoneal sarcoma), retroperitoneaal hematoom (retroperitoneal haematoma), retroperitoneaal bindweefsel (retroperitoneal connective tissue), syndroom van Ormond (Ormond disease, Ormond syndrome, retroperitoneal fibrosis), spatium retroperitoneale (retroperitoneal space), hernia retroperitonelis (retroperitoneal hernia).
spazio retroperineale (retroperitoneal space), sindrome di Ormond (Ormond disease, Ormond syndrome, retroperitoneal fibrosis), sarcoma retroperitoneale (retroperitoneal sarcoma), lipogranuloma sclerosante (Ormond disease, Ormond syndrome, retroperitoneal fibrosis), fascite di Gerota (Ormond disease, Ormond syndrome, retroperitoneal fibrosis), ernia retroperitoneale (retroperitoneal hernia), ematoma retroperitoneale (retroperitoneal haematoma), cancro di Lobstein (retroperitoneal sarcoma).
tejido conjuntivo retroperitoneal (retroperitoneal connective tissue), sarcoma retroperitoneal (retroperitoneal sarcoma), síndrome de Ormond (Ormond disease, Ormond syndrome, retroperitoneal fibrosis), insuflación retroperitoneal (retroperitoneal insufflation), hernia retroperitoneal (retroperitoneal hernia), hematoma retroperineal (retroperitoneal haematoma).
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