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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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Mitchell H. Rosner, MD - Nephrology
Last Revised September 15, 2011

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Last Updated: September 15, 2011
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