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Posterior pararenal space

Last revised by Dr Bruno Di Muzio on 25 Apr 2020

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.

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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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