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Peritoneum Largest serous membrane; simple squamous (serosa) and connective tissue
Peritoneal Cavity Slim space between parietal and visceral portions of organs, contains serous fluid
Retroperitoneal Organs Organs that lie against posterior abdominal wall and do not project into peritoneal cavity.
Anterior Peritoneum ONLY Ascending and Descending Colon, Duodenum, and Pancreas
Peritoneal Folds Fat filled folds of peritoneum that reflect from parietal peritoneum to visceral peritoneum of one organ to another.
Greater Omentum Apron; Attaches onto greater curvature of stomach and duodenum down to inferior portion of small intestine and back up to transverse colon
Falciform Ligament Liver to anterior abdominal wall
Lesser Omentum Anterior fold of serosa of stomach and duodenum. Suspends stomach and duodenum from liver. Pathway for hepatic porttal vein, common hepatic artery, and common bile duct + lymph nodes
Mesentery Binds jejunum and ileum of small intestine to posterior abdominal wall. Wraps around for double layer (with blood vessels, nodes.)
Mesocolon Bind Transverse Colon and Sigmouid Colon to Posterior Abdominal Wall
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