mesoappendix


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mesoappendix

 [mez″o-ah-pen´diks]
the peritoneal fold connecting the appendix to the ileum.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mes·o·ap·pen·dix

(mez'ō-ă-pen'diks), [TA]
The short mesentery of the appendix lying behind the terminal ileum, in which the appendicular artery courses.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

mes·o·ap·pen·dix

(mez'ō-ă-pen'diks) [TA]
The short mesentery of the appendix lying behind the terminal ileum, in which the appendicular artery courses.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

mesoappendix

The small MESENTERY of the APPENDIX.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Caption: Figure 2: Operative findings: left upper: overview of the right lower quadrant showing appendix mucocele; right upper: the appendix is gently lifted up; left lower: the appendix is stapled just below the base; right lower: the appendix has been stapled, only the mesoappendix is grabbed.
After the appendix became visible, it was lifted from the mesoappendix. A 10 mm bipolar vessel sealer (LigaSure; Valleylabs, Tyco, USA) was used for the mesoappendix dissection.
The appendix and mesoappendix measured 7.0 x 2.5 x 0.8 cm and the external surface was dull with prominent vascularity.
At the base of the caecum was a retrocaecal appendix, surrounded by adherent mesoappendix, with focal inflammation, a haemorrhagic surface and surrounding exudates.
This artery travels through the mesoappendix posterior to the terminal ileum.
It takes more time to divide mesoappendix, to ligate or to clip appendicular artery and to ligate the base of appendix.
There was also an attached rubbery nodule measuring 30 x 25 x 23 mm within the mesoappendix. The serosal surface of the appendix was unremarkable.
Seven patients underwent wide mesoappendix excision along with appendectomy.
Not uncommonly, surgical pathologists encounter appendiceal resection specimens with mucin deposits on the appendiceal serosa, within the mesoappendix, or limited to the right lower quadrant (Figure 3, A and B).
The remnant of the mesoappendix was also identified and the appendicular artery was isolated (Figure 2).