Items tagged “peritoneum”
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Peritoneal and bone metastases from breast cancer
Published 22 Jan 2010
Hepatocellular carcinoma with peritoneal metastasis
Diagnosis almost certain
Published 21 Feb 2010
Ovarian serous cystadenocarcinoma
Published 04 Sep 2010
Published 30 Sep 2010
Pseudomyxoma peritonei refers to the intraperitoneal accumulation of a gelatinous ascites secondary to rupture of a mucinous tumor. The most common cause is a ruptured mucinous tumor of the appendix/appendiceal mucocoele 10. Occasionally, mucinous tumors of the colon, rectum, stomach, pancrea...
Ascites is defined as an abnormal amount of intraperitoneal fluid. Clinical presentation Patients with a large volume of ascites can present with abdominal distension (which may be painful), nausea, vomiting, dyspnea and peripheral edema 7, 9. Pathology Ascitic fluid is traditionally charact...
Published 28 Dec 2010
Peritoneal mesothelioma is an uncommon primary tumor of the peritoneal lining. It shares epidemiological and pathological features with but is less common than its pleural counterpart, which is described in detail in the general article on mesothelioma. Other subtypes (also discussed separately)...
Peritoneal metastases are a relatively common location for metastases, particularly from tumors of the abdomen and pelvis, that generally imply a poor prognosis, often with a significant impact on palliation 1. Terminology If peritoneal metastases are of an epithelial origin (as most are) and ...
Posterior right subhepatic space
The posterior right subhepatic space (also known as the hepatorenal fossa or Morison pouch) separates the liver from the right kidney. It is a potential space that is not filled with any fluid in normal conditions. Gross anatomy The posterior right subhepatic space is a subcompartment of the s...
Median umbilical fold
The median umbilical fold is a raised ridge of parietal peritoneum in the deep aspect of the anterior abdominal wall overlying the median umbilical ligament. It runs from the apex of the bladder to the umbilicus. The median umbilical ligament is the anatomical remnant of the foetal urachus. The ...
Medial umbilical folds
The medial umbilical folds are raised ridges of parietal peritoneum in the deep aspect of the anterior abdominal wall formed by the underlying medial umbilical ligaments. The paired folds run from pelvis to umbilicus. The medial umbilical ligaments are anatomical remnants of foetal umbilical art...
The lateroconal fascia is the peritoneal thickening at the adjoining lateral borders of the anterior and posterior perirenal fasciae laterally. Congdon and Edson 1 first named it due to its location lateral to the perirenal space, and therefore the perirenal fascia, which is also known as the co...