Peritonitis

Acute abdomen; Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis; SBP; Cirrhosis - spontaneous peritonitis

Peritonitis is an inflammation (irritation) of the peritoneum. This is the thin tissue that lines the inner wall of the abdomen and covers most of the abdominal organs.

Peritoneal sample

The peritoneum is the membrane lining the abdominal cavity.

Abdominal organs

The stomach and intestines are the main organs of digestion, coverting and breaking down food into substances which are either absorbed by or excreted from the body.

Gastroschisis repair  - series

In the womb, fetal intestines develop outside of the abdomen for a brief time. Normally, the intestines return to the abdominal cavity and the abdomen is closed at birth.

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When to Contact a Medical Professional