Definition of Retroperitoneal

1. Adjective. Located behind the peritoneum. ¹

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Definition of Retroperitoneal

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Retroperitoneal

1. Behind or posterior to the peritoneum. (11 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Retroperitoneal

retromolar fossa
retromolar pad
retromylohyoid space
retroperitoneal (current term)
retroperitoneal adenopathy
retroperitoneal fibrosis
retroperitoneal hernia
retroperitoneal liposarcoma
retroperitoneal space
retropharyngeal abscess
retropharyngeal lymph nodes
retropharyngeal space

Literary usage of Retroperitoneal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Medical Clinics of North America by Michael C. Fiore, Stephen S. Entman, Charles B. Rush (1920)
"A mass, about 14 by 10 cm. was discovered firmly fixed in the lower right abdomen, probably retroperitoneal. Other findings and symptoms were unimportant. ..."

2. American Journal of Roentgenology by American Radium Society (1921)
"THE DETECTION OF retroperitoneal MASSES BY THE AID OF PNEUMOPERITONEUM BY LR SANTE, MD Instructor of Radiology, St. Louis University Medical School; ..."

3. Surgical Diseases of the Abdomen: With Special Reference to Diagnosis by Richard P. A. Douglas, Richard A. Barr (1909)
"The types of retroperitoneal tumors belong to the connective-tissue group. ... In analysis of twenty cases of solid retroperitoneal tumors collected by Rog- ..."

4. Embryology, Anatomy, and Diseases of the Umbilicus Together with Diseases of by Thomas Stephen Cullen (1916)
"The escape of retroperitoneal fluid from the umbilicus. ... AN effusion of fluid into the retroperitoneal tissue will tend to loosen up the peritoneum from ..."

5. Differential Diagnosis by Richard Clarke Cabot (1912)
"retroperitoneal growths certainly deserve consideration. The previous tumor of the testis may well have been sarcoma, and if so, a metastasis in the ..."

6. A Handbook of Medical Diagnosis: For the Use of Practitioners and Students by James Cornelius Wilson (1915)
"The growths may arise from the retroperitoneal lymph-glands, the connective tissue around ... In a case < : sarcoma of the retroperitoneal lymphatic glands, ..."

7. Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists by American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1900)
"retroperitoneal tumors that are operable are rare. ... All retroperitoneal tumors are difficult to remove, and the operation is attended with a high ..."

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