Okay, so we’ve talked about a little bit of the basics of the peritoneal cavity and the peritoneum and what the visceral and parietal peritoneum are and the divisions of the actual cavity, so the greater and lesser sacs. So now, we’ll just have a guided tour through the peritoneal
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Okay, so this is a tutorial on the peritoneum and the peritoneal cavity. So, the peritoneum is a thin serous membrane, which lines the abdominal cavity and a lot of the vessels within it. So it’s kind of similar to the pleura and the serous pericardium. So, a serous membrane
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