CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Radiol Imaging 2023; 33(01): 080-088
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1758874
Review Article

Morrison's Pouch: Anatomy and Radiological Appearance of Pathological Processes

Gurkawal Kaur
1   Department of Radiodiagnosis and Interventional Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Tejinder Kaur
1   Department of Radiodiagnosis and Interventional Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Chandan J. Das
1   Department of Radiodiagnosis and Interventional Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
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Morrison's pouch is the intraperitoneal space in the supramesocolic compartment located between the right liver lobe and right kidney. Pathological conditions that can involve this peritoneal space include fluid collections, infectious or inflammatory processes, and neoplasms. Frequent involvement by disease entities can be attributed to its dependent location, communication with the inframesocolic compartment, close proximity to the adjacent organs and peritoneal fluid dynamics. Knowledge of the appearance of pathological entities on various imaging modalities helps the radiologist in making the correct diagnosis.

Authors' Contributions

G.K. and M.B.B.S. contributed to the concept of the manuscript, wrote manuscript, contributed images and captions, final approval of the manuscript. T.K. and M.D. contributed to writing, preparing images and captions, final approval of the manuscript. C.J.D. and M.D. contributed to the concept of the manuscript, helped in writing of the manuscript, contributed images and captions, oversaw the process, final approval of the manuscript.

Publication History

Article published online:
07 December 2022

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