Physiology and Physiopathology of the Peritoneum

  • Armando Rossi
  • Giorgio Rossi
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


The particular structure of the peritoneum provides its membranes with the pecuHar possibility to secrete, absorb and filtrate, and gives them antibacterial, plastic and supporting properties. Therefore, we believe that it can be useful to recollect some physiological or physiopathological elements for a better evaluation of the mechanisms underlying generation, blockade and diffusion of the pathological processes affecting the peritoneal leaflets, the subperitoneal spaces, and the intraperitoneal organs.


Peritoneal Cavity Tomografia Computerizzata Falciform Ligament Transverse Mesocolon Paracolic Gutter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Armando Rossi
    • 1
  • Giorgio Rossi
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Radiological SciencesUniversity of ParmaParmaItaly
  2. 2.Local Health Unit (ASL)Hospital of FidenzaFidenza (Pr)Italy

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