extraperitoneal space


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extraperitoneal space

[TA]
loose areolar space (only potential in many places) or plane immediately external to the peritoneum; in surgery, this plane enables dissection within the body wall but external to the peritoneum.
See also: retroperitoneal space.
Synonym(s): spatium extraperitoneale [TA]
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(1) The lymphoma can be localized in mesenteric lymph nodes or extraperitoneal space. The most common extranodal location of Burkitt lymphoma is near the ileum or the cecum.
This is the potential extraperitoneal space between the bladder and the pubic bone that generally contains fat.
A circular disc of skin at the right 12-mm port was excised, and the conduit brought out through extraperitoneal space was fixed with fascia and skin.
In both of our cases, perforation of the diverticulum into the extraperitoneal space occurred via a point of weakness in the abdominal wall.
There have been fewer reported cases of extraperitoneal allograft torsion compared to intraperitoneal placement, likely due to a protective mechanism from decreased mobility in the extraperitoneal space. Of the reported cases of renal allograft torsion, 15 out of 24 have occurred with intraperitoneal placement of simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplants [2].
Phillips and McKernan described the totally extraperitoneal (TEP) technique of endoscopic hernioplasty where the peritoneal cavity is not breached and the entire dissection is performed bluntly in the extraperitoneal space with a balloon device or the tip of the laparoscope itself.
from an interior view rather than the exterior approach as is taught in medical school and surgical training; (2) it is more difficult to operate in a confined extraperitoneal space than it is in the abdomen or thorax; and (3) regular practice is needed for endoscopic techniques of mesh placement and fixation.
It is located in the extraperitoneal space of Retzius, which is bounded by the parietal peritoneum posteriorly and the tranversalis fascia anteriorly.
We postulate that insufflation of the extraperitoneal space caused bleeding which tracked down through the femoral canal, opening it up and allowing herniation of pre-peritoneal fat.
The peritoneal lining of the abdominal cavity covering the inguinal region is then incised in order to gain access to the extraperitoneal space. The mesh is attached to suitable points with staples (see figure 4) and the area is then covered again with peritoneum to prevent the mesh from coming in contact with bowel.
One week after the 2004 ICD was placed in the extraperitoneal space of the man's abdomen, he developed a wound dehiscence near the center of the incision site.
MECHANICAL INSTRUMENTS: Blunt trocar (10 mm) was required for open access to the extraperitoneal space and was used for introduction of the telescope.