Anatomical space in the abdominal cavity behind (retro) the peritoneum. It has no specific delineating anatomical structures. Organs are retroperitoneal if they only have peritoneum on their anterior side. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retroperitoneal_space ]

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Term information

Subsets

efo_slim, pheno_slim

definition

Anatomical space in the abdominal cavity behind (retro) the peritoneum. It has no specific delineating anatomical structures. Organs are retroperitoneal if they only have peritoneum on their anterior side.

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f2/Gray1126.png

has exact synonym

retroperitoneum

spatium retroperitoneale

has relational adjective

retroperitoneal

id

UBERON:0003693