Extraperitoneal space

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Extraperitoneal space
Latin spatium extraperitoneale

The extraperitoneal space is the portion of the abdomen and pelvis which does not lie within peritoneum.

It includes:

The space in the pelvis is divided into the following components:[1]

  • prevesical space
  • perivesical space
  • perirectal space


  1. ^ O'Connell AM, Duddy L, Lee C, Lee MJ (2007). "CT of pelvic extraperitoneal spaces: an anatomical study in cadavers". Clinical radiology 62 (5): 432–8. doi:10.1016/j.crad.2006.11.012. PMID 17398268.