Definition of retroperitoneal in English:

retroperitoneal

Syllabification: ret·ro·per·i·to·ne·al
Pronunciation: /ˌretrōˌperətnˈēəl
 
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adjective

Anatomy & Medicine
  • Situated or occurring behind the peritoneum.
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    • A retroperitoneal lesion was dissected that appeared to be an abnormally large tail of the pancreas.
    • The patient was started on heparin, and a percutaneous, ultrasound-guided needle core biopsy of the retroperitoneal mass was performed.
    • Microscopically, sections from the retroperitoneal masses consisted of spindle cell proliferation involving the lymph node and extending into adjoining soft tissue.

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