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Loops of the digestive tract are anchored to the posterior wall of the abdominal cavity by this large double fold of peritoneal tissue

mesentery

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Inferior to the liver

subhepatic

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Pouchlike extension of the visceral peritoneum from the lower edge of the stomach, part of the duodenum, and the transverse colon

omentum

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Below the diaphragm

subphrenic

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Space anterior to the right kidney and posterior to the inferior border of the liver where ascites or fluid may accumulate or an abscess may develop

Morison's Pouch

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Sonographic sign that you see when a vessel or organ is surrounded by a tumor on either side

sandwich sign

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Most dependent areas in the flanks of the abdomen and pelvis where fluid collections may accumulate

gutters

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Inflammation of the peritoneum

peritonitis

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Accumulation of serous fluid in the peritoneal cavity

ascites

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Infection in the blood

septicemia

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Increase in the number of leukocytes (white blood cells)

leukocytosis

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Spread of infection from its initial site to the bloodstream

sepsis

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Localized collection of pus

abscess

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Pus producing

pyogenic

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Cyst containing urine

urinoma

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Collection of blood

hemorrhage