properitoneal

pro·per·i·to·ne·al

(prō'per-i-tō-nē'ăl),
In front of the peritoneum.

properitoneal

/pro·peri·to·ne·al/ (pro″per-ĭ-to-ne´al) preperitoneal.
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The central floating bowel loops, bulging flanks and loss of soft tissue planes and properitoneal lines were indicative of ascites.
By using a properitoneal approach, surgeons who performed both an open inguinal hernia repair and an open radical prostatectomy in the same surgical session have reportedly had good results.