Differentiate the abdominal cavity from the peritoneal cavity. Which digestive system organs are located in the abdominal cavity but ar not intraperitoneal?
The abdominal cavity is the region ventral body cavity extending from the diaphragm to the pelvis. The peritoneal cavity is the space between the parietal & visceral serous membranes: the parietal peritoneum & visceral peritoneum. The pancreas, duoduem, ascending colon, descending colon, & rectum are secondarily retroeritoneal