Posterior pararenal space

The posterior pararenal space is the smallest and most clinically insignificant portion of the retroperitoneum.

Gross anatomy

It is filled with fat, blood vessels and lymphatics, but contains no major organs.


Related pathology

It is rarely subject to involvement in disease processes except where spread is from adjacent structures.

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic
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rID: 6058
Section: Anatomy
Tags: stub, refs
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