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The Peritoneum

  • Gere S. diZerega
  • Kathleen E. Rodgers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Gere S. diZerega, Kathleen E. Rodgers
    Pages 1-25
  3. Gere S. diZerega, Kathleen E. Rodgers
    Pages 26-56
  4. Gere S. diZerega, Kathleen E. Rodgers
    Pages 57-121
  5. Gere S. diZerega, Kathleen E. Rodgers
    Pages 122-144
  6. Gere S. diZerega, Kathleen E. Rodgers
    Pages 145-170
  7. Gere S. diZerega, Kathleen E. Rodgers
    Pages 171-208
  8. Gere S. diZerega, Kathleen E. Rodgers
    Pages 209-230
  9. Gere S. diZerega, Kathleen E. Rodgers
    Pages 231-273
  10. Gere S. diZerega, Kathleen E. Rodgers
    Pages 274-306
  11. Gere S. diZerega, Kathleen E. Rodgers
    Pages 307-369
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 371-378

About this book

Introduction

ENTERING ON A CREATIVE AND ENTERPRISING PROJECT, DRS. DIZEREGA and Rodgers have taken an innovative look at the peritoneum. They have provided an interesting, informative, and stimulating text about an organ that is rarely considered independently-usually being thought of only as a part of other organs or organ systems. The peritoneum is an active membrane that serves as both a secretory organ and a structure that modulates diffusion and osmosis. Both of these important functions are described in great detail. The text is divided in classic fashion. The authors first examine the peritoneal anatomy from both macro and cellular viewpoints, during which exploration it becomes clear that what appears simply to be a lacy covering over abdominal organs actually is a complex structure. Fur­ thermore, during the discussion on its embryologic development the au­ thors make comprehensible the complexity confronting the student of the peritoneum. The authors then proceed to the practicalities associated with this im­ portant organ. To surgeons, for example, the key to the peritoneum is understanding the organ's repair mechanism, as it is adhesions formed on the peritoneal surfaces that interfere with the surgeon's hope of success.

Keywords

Bauchfellerkrankung Chirurgie anatomy complications embryo embryology histology pregnancy regulation

Authors and affiliations

  • Gere S. diZerega
    • 1
  • Kathleen E. Rodgers
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Medicine Livingston Research CenterUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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