Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Peritoneal Infection Anatomy

The peritoneum covers the outside of the abdominal organs and lines the inside of the abdominal wall.

Organs in the abdomen include:

  • Intestines
  • Kidneys
  • Liver
  • Gallbladder
  • Pancreas
  • Spleen
  • Stomach
  • Uterus and ovaries in females (lower abdomen)
  • Genitourinary system in males

Last Updated: Mar 20, 2007 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Peritoneal Infection References
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