Clinical profile of patients with retroperitoneal Tumours
Author(s): Dr. Venugopala and Dr. VSND Rayalu
Abstract: The retro peritonium is an actual space located between the peritoneal cavity and the posterior body wall. The diaphragm serves as the superior boundary, where as the levator muscles of the pelvis delineate the inferior boundry of the retro peritoneal space. Anteriorly this space is bounded by the posterior perietal peritonium and the spaces between the small and large bowel mesenteries. Posteriorly it is bounded by the vertebral column and the psoas and quardatus lumborum and tendinous portions of the transverses adbominis muscle. General condition of the patient was thoroughly assessed pre operatively. Post-operative antibiotics, fluids and analgesics was given for 5-7 days, sutures were removed from 8-10 days. Patients were followed thoroughly after operations and regular follow up was done. Mass abdomen was found to be the most common symptom (56.6%) followed by pain abdomen 33.3%. In most of the cases mass abdomen was found incidentally. In most of the cases of the pain abdomen pain was dull aching, constant and non radiating.