Retroperitonitis

Alternative names
Retroperitoneal inflammation

Definition
This is inflammation that occurs in the retroperitoneal space. The retroperitoneal space is in front of the lower back and behind the abdominal lining (peritoneum). Organs in this space are covered by the peritoneum.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 3, 2012
by Martin A. Harms, M.D.

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