retroperitoneal space


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space

 [spās]
1. a delimited area.
2. an actual or potential cavity of the body.
3. the areas of the universe beyond the earth and its atmosphere. adj., adj spa´tial.
danger space a subdivision of the retropharyngeal space, extending from the base of the skull to the level of the diaphragm; so called because it provides a route by which infection of the pharynx can spread to the mediastinum.
dead space see dead space.
epidural space the space between the dura mater and the lining of the spinal canal.
intercostal space the space between two adjacent ribs.
interpleural space mediastinum.
interproximal space (interproximate space) the space between the proximal surfaces of adjoining teeth; called also proximal or proximate space.
intervillous space the space of the placenta into which the chorionic villi project and through which the maternal blood circulates.
lymph s's open spaces filled with lymph in connective or other tissue, especially in the brain and meninges.
Meckel's space a recess in the dura mater that lodges the trigeminal ganglion.
mediastinal space mediastinum.
medullary space the central cavity and the intervals between the trabeculae of bone that contain the marrow.
palmar space a large fascial space in the hand, divided by a fibrous septum into a midpalmar and a thenar space.
parasinoidal s's spaces in the dura mater along the superior sagittal sinus which receive the venous blood.
perivascular space a lymph space within the walls of an artery.
plantar space a fascial space on the sole of the foot, divided by septa into the lateral, middle, and median plantar spaces.
pneumatic space a portion of bone occupied by air-containing cells, especially the spaces constituting the paranasal sinuses.
proximal space (proximate space) interproximal space.
retroperitoneal space the space between the peritoneum and the posterior abdominal wall.
retropharyngeal space the space behind the pharynx, containing areolar tissue.
subarachnoid space the space between the arachnoid and the pia mater, containing cerebrospinal fluid.
subdural space a narrow fluid-containing space, often only a potential space, between the dura mater and the arachnoid.
subphrenic space the space between the diaphragm and underlying organs.
subumbilical space somewhat triangular space in the body cavity beneath the umbilicus.
Tenon's space a lymph space between the sclera and Tenon's capsule.

ret·ro·per·i·to·ne·al space

[TA]
the space between the parietal peritoneum and the muscles and bones of the posterior abdominal wall.

ret·ro·per·i·to·ne·al space

(ret'rō-per'i-tŏ-nē'ăl spās) [TA]
The space between the parietal peritoneum and the muscles and bones of the posterior abdominal wall.

retroperitoneal

behind the peritoneum.

retroperitoneal abscess
characterized by fever and toxemia, chronic or intermittent colic in horses, weight loss and a positive paracentesis sample. See also pelvic abscess and mesenteric abscess.
retroperitoneal perirenal cyst
see feline perirenal cysts.
retroperitoneal space

space

1. a delimited area.
2. an actual or potential cavity of the body.
3. the areas of the universe beyond the earth and its atmosphere.

dead space
1. space remaining in tissues as a result of failure of proper closure of surgical or other wounds, permitting accumulation of blood or serum.
2. the portions of the respiratory tract (passages and space in the alveoli) occupied by gas not concurrently participating in oxygen-carbon dioxide exchange.
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Types of dead-space in an anesthetic ventilation system. By permission from Cunningham JG, Textbook of Veterinary Physiology, Saunders, 2002
Disse s's
small spaces between liver sinusoids and liver cells; conduits for liver lymph. Called also perisinusoidal space.
epidural space
the space between the dura mater and the lining of the spinal canal.
s's of Fontana
fluid spaces separating solid trabeculae in the iridial angle meshwork.
interalveolar space
the part of the dental arch where there are no teeth.
intercostal space
the space between two adjacent ribs.
interpleural space
mediastinum.
intervillous space
the space of the human and some other placentae into which the chorionic villi project and through which the maternal blood circulates.
lumbosacral space
the intervertebral space between the last lumbar and the first sacral vertebrae; suitable site for epidural injection.
lymph s's
open spaces filled with lymph in connective or other tissue, especially in the brain and meninges.
Meckel's space
a recess in the dura mater that lodges the trigeminal ganglion.
mediastinal space
mediastinum.
medullary space
the central cavity and the intervals between the trabeculae of bone that contain the marrow.
parasinoidal s's
spaces in the dura mater along the superior sagittal sinus which receive the venous blood.
perisinusoidal space
see Disse spaces (above).
perivascular space
a lymph space within the walls of an artery.
plantar space
a fascial space on the sole of the foot of primates, divided by septa into the lateral, middle and median plantar spaces.
pneumatic space
a portion of bone occupied by air-containing cells, especially the spaces constituting the paranasal sinuses.
retroperitoneal space
the space between the peritoneum and the dorsal abdominal wall.
retropharyngeal space
the space behind the pharynx, containing areolar tissue.
subarachnoid space
the space between the arachnoid and the pia mater, containing cerebrospinal fluid.
subdural space
the space between the dura mater and the arachnoid.
subphrenic space
the space between the diaphragm and subjacent organs of bipeds.
subumbilical space
somewhat triangular space in the body cavity cranial to the umbilicus.
Tenon's space
a lymph space between the sclera and Tenon's capsule.
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During operation doctors should carefully check the whole abdominal cavity for any missing lesion especially the upper abdomen and retroperitoneal spaces which are often obscured by other organs and can be difficult to access.
The right ureter should be identified first, with the retroperitoneal space gradually developed toward the left side, and the left ureter then identified (Fig.
Next, the vaginal cuff is sutured to one end of a Prolene mesh graft, and the retroperitoneal space is entered.
Abdominal and flankpain maybe attributed to the chemical peritonitis caused by extravasation of urine in the retroperitoneal space [10], as seen with this patient.
A variety of mass lesions affect the retroperitoneal space.
Exploration revealed a tumour apparently originating in the retroperitoneal space anterior to the psoas muscle.
The subcutaneous tissue below the incision was bluntly dissected into the thoracolumbar fascia entering into the retroperitoneal space through the thoracolumbar fascia and pushing the peritoneum aside with fingers through the retroperitoneal space to place airbag which was filled with 0.
2] laser ablation if it is effective in his hands, I no longer utilize it, and I find that irrigation of the retroperitoneal space distorts anatomy and makes dissection more difficult.
in the cephalad direction, and from the inferior epigastric vessels medially to the inguinal ligament laterally so that the cord structures have been freed from the retroperitoneum with the dissection of the retroperitoneal space and a slit in the mesh is not required (Figure 4, 5).
We used a balloon dilator to create the retroperitoneal space and left the inflated balloon for a few minutes to achieve a hemostasis.

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