Mechanisms of Spread of Disease in the Abdomen and Pelvis

  • Morton A. Meyers
  • Chusilp Charnsangavej
  • Michael Oliphant


The perspective afforded by the holistic paradigm forms the basis for a comprehensive understanding to visualize the abdomen and pelvis as a single space, the subperitoneal space. The subperitoneal space lies beneath the peritoneal lining and consists of the extraperitoneum, the mesenteries and ligaments of the abdomen and pelvis, and the suspended abdominal and pelvic organs.


Tumor Thrombus Transverse Mesocolon Cardinal Ligament Gastrocolic Ligament Perineural Spread 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Morton A. Meyers
    • 1
  • Chusilp Charnsangavej
    • 2
  • Michael Oliphant
    • 3
  1. 1.State University of New YorkStony BrookUSA
  2. 2.The University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyWake Forest University, School of MedicineWinston-SalemUSA

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