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Extraperitoneal space

Extraperitoneal space
Latin spatium extraperitoneale

The extraperitoneal space is the portion of the abdomen and pelvis which does not lie within peritoneum.

It includes:

The space in the pelvis is divided into the following components:[1]

  • prevesical space
  • perivesical space
  • perirectal space


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