National Institutes of Health
- The primary NIH organization for research on Peritoneal Disorders is the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Your peritoneum is the tissue that lines your abdominal wall and covers most of the organs in your abdomen. A liquid, peritoneal fluid, lubricates the surface of this tissue.
Disorders of the peritoneum are not common. They include
Your doctor may use imaging tests or lab tests to analyze the peritoneal fluid to diagnose the problem. Treatment of peritoneal disorders depends on the cause.
References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)