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Is the anatomical space behind (retro) the abdominal cavity.

Structures that lie behind the peritoneum are termed retroperitoneal.

Kidneys, Bladder, Pancreas, Vena Cava, Aorta, parts of the Duodenum, portions of the Colon, Reproductive organs.
In your abdominal cavity is a membrane called the peritoneum, the intermost lining is the visceral peritoneum, which adheres to and supports the organs. the parietal peritoneum is the outer lining that adheres to the walls of the abdominal cavity. There is a space in between the two linings that has a potential for space that some organs actually lie in or are partialy in which is called the peritoneal cavity. those organs are said to be RETROPERITONEAL.

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