The retroperitoneum is the area behind the peritoneal cavity, also known as the abdominal cavity. The retroperitoneum is the space between the abdominal wall and parietal peritoneum, where the abdominal organs are located if they are not sustained by the mesentery.
The retroperitoneum consists of a number of separate compartments.
How To Remember The Retroperitoneal Structures ?
Mnemonic : Retroperitoneal Structures
- Suprarenal glands
- Colon (ascending & descending)
- Aorta & IVC
- Esophagus (anterior & left covered)
- Duodenum (half)
Mnemonic: UK SCRAPED
Mind Map / Concept Map /Memory Aid/ Mnemonic To Remember Retroperitoneal Structures
Remember this for your NExT Medical Exit Test exam & USMLE, Pre-Med, NCLEX exams,
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