WILLARD E. GOODWIN, M.D.; ERIC W. FONKALSRUD, M.D.; RALPH GOLDMAN, M.D.; JOSEPH J. KAUFMAN, M.D.; DONALD C. MARTIN, M.D.; JOHN M. RILEY, M.D.; CRAIG W. ROE, M.D.; ARTHUR E. SCHAPIRO, M.D.; JAMES A. WILKERSON, M.D.
Dr. Willard E. Goodwin: The urologist finds the retroperitoneal space a veritable jungle of strange things; I shall try to give a bird's eye view of some of the conditions which may be confusing from the standpoint of diagnosis.
Figure 1 is a urologist's view of the intraperitoneal structures from behind, showing what lies in front of the retroperitoneum. Figure 2 shows a sagittal section made obliquely down through the right side. Note the relationship of the retroperitoneal space and the intraperitoneal organs. Imperfect synapses may cause pain from any one of these structures to be misinterpreted, not only by
GOODWIN WE, FONKALSRUD EW, GOLDMAN R, KAUFMAN JJ, MARTIN DC, RILEY JM, et al. Diagnostic Problems in Retroperitoneal Disease. Ann Intern Med. ;65:160–184. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-1-160
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;65(1):160-184.
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