Definition of retroperitoneal in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌrɛtrəʊˌpɛrɪtəˈnɪəl/


Anatomy & Medicine
Situated or occurring behind the peritoneum.
Example sentences
  • 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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