Albanese et al correlated the peritoneal surface area with body weight. The authors are from Universidad del Salvador in Argentina.


(1) body weight in kilograms


peritoneal surface in sq m =

= 0.8987 + (0.0107 * (body weight))



• For an obese patient the lean body weight could be used.


The authors also state that the peritoneal surface area is about 96% of the body surface area.

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