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What are retroperitoneal organs?
December 11, 2016 1:29PM
Retroperitoneal organs are located behind the peritoneum. The kidneys, pancreas, duodenum, ascending colon, and descending colon are all retroperitoneal organs.
August 07, 2010 2:01PM
Retroperitoneal organs are found behind the peritoneum, between it and the abdominal wall. These include the kidneys, adrenals, and pancreas.
- adrenal glands
- esophagus (partially)
- small intestine (partially; for example duedonum with the exception of its first part)
- ascending colon and descending colon
- rectum (part, lower third is extraperitoneal)