6 Peritoneum in a Box
The layers of the abdominal peritoneum.
This model started with a suitable sized plastic box and lid, representing the abdominal cavity. The bare areas and attachment sites of the peritoneum were marked with electrical tape and patterns were made for sections of the parietal peritoneum.
Fabric models of the liver, stomach, initial section of duodenum, final section of small intestine and large intestine were made and stuffed with dacron. Patterns were made for the visceral peritoneum covering these organs and also the loose sections: greater and lesser omentum, small intestine mesentry (partial), mesocolon. All the peritoneal pieces were made from fine bridal netting. A zip was included so that the parietal peritoneum could be completely closed. Once all the pieces were sewn up they were attached along the lines in the box with fishing line.
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