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Cancer Imaging. 2003 Oct 1;4(1):25-9. doi: 10.1102/1470-7330.2003.0027.

The subperitoneal space: mechanisms of tumour spread in the peritoneal cavity, mesentery, and omentum.

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University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA.


The subperitoneal space consists of fatty tissue, blood vessels, lymphatics, and lymph nodes enveloped by a serosal lining. This provides a complex interconnecting space which is an important conduit for pathology within the peritoneal cavity. The anatomy and pathology of the subperitoneal space and the surrounding cavity is discussed in its relationship to tumor spread.

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