The anatomy of the peritoneum

Rufus M. Clarke*

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The author describes two educational strategies for helping students to understand the complex three-dimensional structure of the peritoneal cavity and the developmental changes by which that structure arises. The first strategy consists of a series of conducted circular tours round the peritoneal lining of the postnatal abdomen. The second is a demonstration of the developmental history of the placing of the gut and its peritoneum using a model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-135
Number of pages6
JournalMedical Teacher
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1980


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