Flashcards in 5. Retroperitoneal structures Deck (14):
Retroperiotoneal structures include ( generally)
GI structures tha lack a mesentery and non-GI structures
Injuries to retroperitoneal structures can cause
blood or gas accumulation in retroperiotoneal space
MNEMONIC: SAD PUCKER
1. Suprarenal ( adrenal ) glands
2 Aorta and IVC
3. Duodenum (2nd through 4th parts )
4 Pancreas ( except tail)
6. Colon ( descending and ascending
8. Esophagus (thoraci portion)
9. Rectum ( partially)
parts of intestine that are retroperiotoneal
Duodenum ( 2nd through 4th parts )
Colon ( descending and ascending )
Duodeunum - size, shape, structure, retroperitoneum where the pancreatic duct and common bile duct enter
25-38 cm C- shaped structure divided into 4 sections . 1st within the peritoneum but its other parts are retroperitoneal pancreatic duct and common bile duct enter 2nd part
colon - peritoneal vs retroperitoneal
descending and ascending are retroperitoneal
• Which parts of the duodenum are retroperitoneal?
The second, third, and fourth parts
• What qualities define the retroperitoneal structures?
Gastrointestinal structures lacking a mesentery and non-GI structures that are behind the peritoneum
• Name all the structures or parts of structures that are retroperitoneal structures
(SAD PUCKER mnemonic)
Suprarenal glands, Aorta/IVC, Duodenum (2nd–4th parts), Pancreas (not tail), Ureters, Colon, Kidneys, Esophagus (thoracic), Rectum (part)
• Which two structures are completely retroperitoneal?
Kidneys and adrenal glands
• What part of the pancreas is not found in the retroperitoneal space?
• Which two parts of the urinary system are retroperitoneal?
The kidney and ureters
• Which portion(s) of the colon is/are retroperitoneal?
The ascending and descending colon