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Peritoneal Cavity


The peritoneal cavity is the space inside the smooth membrane that lines the abdomen (peritoneal membrane, or peritoneum). The organs of the abdomen and pelvis, such as the stomach and large intestine, are contained in the peritoneal cavity.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerMitchell H. Rosner, MD - Nephrology
Last RevisedSeptember 15, 2011

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