Pleuroperitoneal

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Related to pleuroperitoneal membrane: pleuroperitoneal cavity, pleuroperitoneal canal

Pleu`ro`per`i`to`ne´al


a.1.(Anat.) Of or pertaining to the pleural and peritoneal membranes or cavities, or to the pleuroperitoneum.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The embryological cause is related to accelerated ascent of the kidney to the upper region before closing the diaphragm with delayed closure of the pleuroperitoneal membrane. It is also believed that alterations in the development of adrenal glands and the liver can vary the position of the kidney [9, 10].
It is suggested that a more rapid ascent of a kidney during this process before closure of the diaphragm results in this anomaly.2,4 Defective development or delayed closure of the pleuroperitoneal membrane was suggested as another factor.2,5
Its exact etiology is unknown; however, it is now understood that the diaphragmatic defect develops owing to a failure of the pleuroperitoneal membranes to fuse during fetal development.