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Retroperitoneal Space MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Retroperitoneal Space
Tree Number(s)
A01.923.047.025.750
Unique ID
D012187
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012187
Annotation
usually NIM as locational; diagnostic retropneumoperitoneum or pneumoretroperitoneum: index RETROPERITONEAL SPACE /‌diag image + PNEUMORADIOGRAPHY (do not confuse with the pathological condition, RETROPNEUMOPERITONEUM)
Scope Note
An area occupying the most posterior aspect of the ABDOMINAL CAVITY. It is bounded laterally by the borders of the quadratus lumborum muscles and extends from the DIAPHRAGM to the brim of the true PELVIS, where it continues as the pelvic extraperitoneal space.
NLM Classification #
WI 575
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/04/19
Retroperitoneal Space Preferred
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