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mesocolon

 [mez″o-ko´lon]
the peritoneal process attaching the colon to the posterior abdominal wall, and called ascending, descending, or transverse, according to the portion of the colon to which it attaches.
pelvic mesocolon (sigmoid mesocolon) the peritoneum attaching the sigmoid colon to the posterior abdominal wall.

mes·o·co·lon

(mez'ō-kō'lon), [TA]
The fold of peritoneum attaching the colon to the posterior abdominal wall; ascending mesocolon [TA] (mesocolon ascendens [TA]), transverse mesocolon [TA] (mesocolon transversum [TA]), descending mesocolon [TA] (mesocolon descendens [TA]), and sigmoid mesocolon [TA] (mesocolon sigmoideum [TA]) correspond to the respective divisions of the colon; the ascending and descending portions are usually fused to the peritoneum of the posterior abdominal wall, but can be mobilized.
[meso- + kolon, colon]

mesocolon

/meso·co·lon/ (-ko´lon) the peritoneal process attaching the colon to the posterior abdominal wall, and called ascending, descending, etc., according to the portion of colon to which it attaches.mesocol´ic
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mes·o·co·lon

(mez'ō-kō'lŏn) [TA]
The fold of peritoneum attaching the colon to the posterior abdominal wall; ascending mesocolon (mesocolon ascendens [TA]), transverse mesocolon (mesocolon transversum [TA]), descending mesocolon (mesocolon descendens [TA]), and sigmoid mesocolon (mesocolon sigmoideum [TA]) correspond to the respective divisions of the colon; the ascending and descending portions are usually fused to the peritoneum of the posterior abdominal wall, but can be mobilized.
[meso- + kolon, colon]

mesocolon

The folded membrane of PERITONEUM by which the colon is suspended from the inside of the back wall of the abdomen.

mesocolon

the mesentery that attaches the colon to the dorsal abdominal wall; it is called ascending, descending or transverse, according to the portion of the colon to which it attaches.

ascending mesocolon
see mesocolon (above).
pelvic mesocolon
the peritoneum attaching the sigmoid colon to the dorsal abdominal wall. Called also sigmoid megacolon.
sigmoid mesocolon
see pelvic megacolon (above).
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We encountered a very rare case of SPPT arising in mesocolon of a male patient.
Suspecting neoplasia, an en-bloc excision of the distal ileum, cecum, mesocolon, and appendix, with end-to-end ileoascending anastomosis, was performed.
Segundo SCHWARZE & SCHRODER (i970), a raiz do mesenterio comum, uma prega dupla em forma de bainha, em suas bordas, envolverla a alca intestinal especifica, denominada mesenterio para o intestino delgado e mesocolon para o intestino grosso.
Una region del tumor comprometia la serosa y se encontraba adherida al mesocolon.
Short term surgical results in the group of patients with PDE were as follows:- 1 revision 6 h after PDE because of haemoperitoneum caused by haemorrhage from mesocolon.
The three potential sites of herniation produced during RGBP are at the defect in the transverse mesocolon through which the Roux loop is drawn (see Figure 1), at the mesenteric defect created near the stomach, and behind the bypassed loop.
De otra manera, el epiplon menor puede abordarse a traves del mesocolon transverso o por via inframesocolica (Parekh 2006, Cuschieri et al.
Formal exploration of the abdomen demonstrated an intact spleen, with the only identified source of bleeding being a full thickness rent in the right mesocolon, which was repaired.
It also supplied a branch to the horizontal part of the duodenum, entered the transverse mesocolon and supplied the hepatic flexure and portions of the ascending and transverse colon.
Es liso, amplio y con un mesocolon en el que encontramos de nuevo masas linfoides.
The mesentery and mesocolon hold the small and large intestines loosely in place; the falciform supports the liver to the anterior abdominal wall and diaphragm; the lesser omentum suspends the duodenum and stomach from the liver.