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What are retroperitoneal organs?

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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.

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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.

Primarily retroperitoneal:

  • urinary
    • adrenal glands
    • kidneys
  • digestive
    • 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)