Subperitoneal extension of disease processes between the chest, abdomen, and the pelvis
Osman, S.; Moshiri, M.; Robinson, T.J.; Gunn, M.; Lehnert, B.; Sundarkumar, D.; Katz, D.S.
Abdominal Imaging 40(6): 1858-1870
ISSN/ISBN: 1432-0509 PMID: 25403702 DOI: 10.1007/s00261-014-0297-4
The subserous space is a large, anatomically continuous potential space that interconnects the chest, abdomen, and pelvis. The subserous space is formed from areolar and adipose tissue, and contains branches of the vascular, lymphatic, and nervous systems. As such, it provides one large continuous space in which many disease processes can spread between the chest, abdomen, and the pelvis.