Table of Contents

A new paradigm.
Clinical embryology of the abdomen.
Clinical anatomy of the abdomen.
Mechanisms of spread of disease in the abdomen and pelvis.
Intraperitoneal spread of infections and seeded metastases.
The extraperitoneal spaces: normal and pathologic anatomy.
The extraperitoneal pelvic compartments.
Patterns of spread of disease from the liver.
Patterns of spread of disease from the distal esophagus and stomach.
Patterns of spread of disease from the pancreas.
Patterns of spread of disease from the small intestine.
Patterns of spread of disease from the large intestine.
Patterns of spread of renal, upper urothelial, and adrenal pathology.
Patterns of spread of disease of the pelvis and male urogenital organs.
Patterns of spread of gynecologic disease.
Patterns of extraabdominal and extrapelvic spread.
Internal abdominal hernias.