Posterior pararenal space

Dr Bruno Di Muzio and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

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 for when the spread is from adjacent structures.

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic

Article information

rID: 6058
Section: Anatomy
Tag: refs, stub, stub, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: retroperitoneal spaces
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  • Figure 2: retroperitoneum (axial)
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  • Figure 3: retroperitoneum
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