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Pathways for the Spread of Disease in the Abdomen and Pelvis

  • James A. Brink

Abstract

An understanding of abdominal and pelvic viscera anatomy is critical to understand and predict pathways by which disease may spread throughout the abdomen and pelvis. Of critical importance are ligamentous attachments that interconnect the intra-abdominal organs, as these are common conduits for the spread of disease. Moreover, organs and their ligamentous attachments form the boundaries of the peritoneal cavity and guide the flow of peritoneal fluid throughout the abdomen and pelvis.

Keywords

Hepatoduodenal Ligament Porta Hepatis Splenic Hilum Transverse Mesocolon Peritoneal Space 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James A. Brink
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  1. 1.RadiologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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