mesenteric ganglion


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mesenteric ganglion

n.
1. The lowest of the sympathetic prevertebral ganglions located at the origin of the inferior mesenteric artery from the aorta of the heart and containing the sympathetic neurons innervating the descending and sigmoid colon; inferior mesenteric ganglion.
2. A paired sympathetic ganglion at the origin of the superior mesenteric artery; superior mesenteric ganglion.
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In all analyzed animals, a cranial mesenteric ganglion (Figure 6) could be observed near the origin of the cranial mesenteric artery (Figure 7), as described by Grossman and Sisson (1986).
Near the origin of the cranial mesenteric artery there is a cranial mesenteric ganglion and lymph nodes that are on top, in the mesentery root.
Typically, one will find paraspinal muscle involvement, especially in the thoracolumbar junction from T10-L2, which feeds the thoracic and lumbar paraspinal musculature, the superior mesenteric ganglion, and the ileocecal valve itself.

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