The reproductive organs are modified patches of the peritoneum, or lining of the perivisceral cavity.
It is of much more consequence to avoid injuring the peritoneum.
In wounds of the portions of the viscus not clad in peritoneum, as a rule, a very different prognosis obtains.
It is not at all necessary in every case to open the sac of the peritoneum.
The peritoneum and omentum in one case (cow), reported by Sayre, were covered with small nodules.
The peritoneum is the membrane which is stretched around the abdomen.
From a puncture in the peritoneum he collected some pus which was found there in great abundance.
The peritoneum was rough, and coated with the same exudation.
Hollow viscera, like the œsophagus and urinary bladder, in so far as they are not covered by peritoneum, heal less rapidly.
From the peritoneum his attention was attracted to the liver.
peritoneum per·i·to·ne·um or per·i·to·nae·um (pěr'ĭ-tn-ē'əm)
n. pl. per·i·to·ne·a or per·i·to·nae·a (-tn-ē'ə)
The serous sac consisting of mesothelium and a thin layer of irregular connective tissue that lines the abdominal cavity, covers most of the viscera contained therein, and itself forms two cavities, the peritoneal and the omental bursa, which are connected by the epiploic foramen.
The membrane that lines the walls of the abdomen and the pelvis (called the parietal peritoneum) and encloses the abdominal and pelvic organs (called the visceral peritoneum.) The space between the two, the peritoneal cavity, fills with inflammatory cells and pus when the peritoneum becomes infected.