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This video tutorial covers the concepts of serous membranes, peritoneum (parietal peritoneum, mesentery, visceral peritoneum), peritoneal cavity and peritoneal fluid. Additionally, the concepts of retroperitoneal and intraperitoneal organs are covered.

  • 0:19. Intro to Peritoneum
  • 1:10. Serous membrane definition
  • 1:40. Mesothelium and Peritoneum definitions
  • 2:20. Peritoneum and "fist in a balloon" analogy
  • 4:13. Peritoneum vs. mesothelium (T-shirt analogy)
  • 4:44. Parietal peritoneum, mesentery and visceral peritoneum
  • 6:06. Peritoneal cavity and fluid
  • 7:38. Peritoneal sac
  • 8:55. Greater and lesser sacs
  • 10:16. Greater omentum
  • 12:28. Lesser omentum
  • 14:24. Female vs. Male peritoneum
  • 16:07. Innervation of peritoneum
  • 18:28. Vascular supply of peritoneum
  • 18:57. Retroperitoneal definition and organs
  • 20:52. Intraperitoneal definition and organs
  • 23:21. Peritoneum in a nut-shell
  • 23:52. Acknowledgements

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