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.
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Tushar J. Vachharajani, MD, FASN, FACP - Nephrology
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