mesenterium


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mesentery

 [mes´en-ter″e]
1. a membranous fold attaching an organ to the body wall.
2. the peritoneal fold attaching the small intestine to the dorsal body wall; called also mesenterium. adj., adj mesenter´ic.

mes·en·ter·y

(mes'en-ter'ē), [TA]
1. A double layer of peritoneum attached to the abdominal wall and enclosing in its fold a portion or all of one of the abdominal viscera, conveying to it its vessels and nerves.
2. The fan-shaped fold of peritoneum suspending the greater part of the small intestines (jejunum and ileum) and attaching it to the posterior abdominal wall at the root of the mesentery (radix mesenterii). Synonym(s): mesenterium dorsale commune, mesostenium
Synonym(s): mesenterium [TA]
[Mod. L. mesenterium, fr. G. mesenterion, fr. G. mesos, middle, + enteron, intestine]

mes·en·ter·y

(mes'ĕn-ter-ē) [TA]
1. A double layer of peritoneum attached to the abdominal wall and enclosing in its fold a portion or all of one of the abdominal viscera, conveying to it its vessels and nerves.
2. The fan-shaped fold of peritoneum encircling the greater part of the small intestines (jejunum and ileum) and attaching it to the posterior abdominal wall at the root of the mesentery (radix mesenterii).
Synonym(s): mesenterium.
[Mod. L. mesenterium, fr. G. mesenterion, fr. G. mesos, middle, + enteron, intestine]
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If it is difficult to pull through colon or the resected colon segment is not enough, then laparoscope is used to dissociate blood vessels, mesenterium and splenic flexure of colon.
(b) Distonic venules (arrows) and congestion of blood cells within (mostly erythrocytes) and around (mostly granulocytes and macrophages, arrowheads) in the mesenterium of small intestine.
From orad to aborad, we observed the following: 1) the duodenum, a large and wide simple loop followed by a relatively symmetric Meckel track presenting the Meckel diverticulum at its extreme; 2) the supraduodenal or ileac loop, which is closely attached to the duodenal loop by mesenterium and vascularly supplied by branches of the duodenal vessels; 3) a large supracecal kink formed by the aborad portion of small intestine; 4) a pair of vestigial ceca; and 5) a short and straight rectum (colon) closely attached to the dorsal coelomic wall, all of which are supplied by the caudal mesenteric blood vessels.
Single, visible dilated blood vessels, mainly venous originating from mesenterium, were found ongoing at the formation.
Filho, "Hypertonic glucose solution 10%-25% on the mesenterium and peritoneum of the rat: macroscopic and microscopic study," Acta Cirurgica Brasileira, vol.
In this case, the pericardial layers form a kind of mesenterium having different thicknesses in different patients (Figure 6).