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Descriptor English:   Retroperitoneal Space 
Descriptor Spanish:   Espacio Retroperitoneal 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Espašo Retroperitoneal 
Synonyms English:   Retroperitoneal Spaces
Space, Retroperitoneal
Spaces, Retroperitoneal  
Tree Number:   A01.923.047.025.750
Definition English:   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. 
Indexing Annotation English:   usually NIM as locational; diagnostic retropneumoperitoneum or pneumoretroperitoneum: index RETROPERITONEAL SPACE /diag image + PNEUMORADIOGRAPHY (do not confuse with the pathological condition, RETROPNEUMOPERITONEUM)
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AB abnormalities AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology GD growth & development
IN injuries IR innervation
MI microbiology PS parasitology
PA pathology PH physiology
PP physiopathology RE radiation effects
SU surgery VI virology
Record Number:   12604 
Unique Identifier:   D012187 

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