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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Lines inner abdomen: This is the tough, shiny "serosal" membrane that covers the inside of the abdominal wall, most of the intestines, stomach, liver, bottom of the diaphr ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Primary starts there: The most common cause of peritoneal carcinomatosis is from ovary. It is not the glandular cells but the surface epithelium of the ovary that gives ri ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney location: The kidneys are retroperitoneal organs. Therefore, by being retroperitoneal, they are not covered by the peritoneum.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney location: The kidneys are retroperitoneal and there are not in the peritoneal cavity (PC), rather they are behind it. The PC has the spleen, pancreas, stomach, ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
I shall volunteer: The peritoneum is a lining in the abdomen. It can be involved with cancer in many ways. The cancer can start there, but more likely, it originates in ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
21 years experience General Surgery
Not favorable: Overall, this is a finding consistent with a poor prognosis. Some investigators are treating peritoneal metastasis aggressively with surgical debulkin ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jocelyn Tan
30 years experience Medical Oncology
Ovarian cancer: Yes it can, but in early cases symptoms such as bloating or pain may be also absent. Body imaging such as ultrasound or CT scans may help detect it. E ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
GB part of liver: The GB is embedded into the liver structure. The back wall of the GB is in direct contact with the liver cells. The front of the GB which wall has n ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Guarded: What you are describing sounds like a stage iii ovarian cancer case. The treatment has improved but most statistics show a 50% 5 year survival. Wi ... Read More

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