The serous membranes show petechiae and haemorrhages.
Serous degeneration is met with in epithelial cells in inflammatory conditions and following on burns.
The relation of the vagina to the peritoneum is noticed under Coelum and Serous Membranes.
The surgical procedure for the treatment of an open wound is - (r) arrest of haemorrhage; (2) cleansing of the wound and removal of any foreign bodies; (3) careful apposition of its edges and surfaces - the edges being best brought in contact by sutures of aseptic silk or catgut, the surfaces by carefully applied pressure; (4) free drainage, if necessary, to prevent accumulation either of blood or serous effusion; (5) avoidance of sepsis; (6) perfect rest of the part.
The superior surface is in contact with the diaphragm, but has peritoneum between (see Coelom And Serous Membranes).