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Peritoneal Cavity MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Peritoneal Cavity
Tree Number(s)
A01.923.047.025.600.678
Unique ID
D010529
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010529
Annotation
"peritoneal cells" = probably PERITONEAL CAVITY /‌cytol or ASCITIC FLUID /‌pathol if pertinent; note PERITONEAL FLUID see ASCITIC FLUID; /‌inj is probably PERITONEUM /‌inj
Scope Note
The space enclosed by the peritoneum. It is divided into two portions, the greater sac and the lesser sac or omental bursa, which lies behind the STOMACH. The two sacs are connected by the foramen of Winslow, or epiploic foramen.
Entry Term(s)
Greater Sac
Lesser Sac
Omental Bursa
NLM Classification #
WI 575
See Also
Ascitic Fluid
Laparoscopy
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2011/06/24
Peritoneal Cavity Preferred
Lesser Sac Narrower
Greater Sac Narrower
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