a peritoneal fossa that has been seen in a few cases in which the jejunum has no mesentery but is attached to the posterior parietal peritoneum; the fossa begins at the point where the mesentery ends, and is seen on raising up the knuckle of free intestine.
Synonym(s): Broesike fossa, fossa parajejunalis, mesentericoparietal fossa, mesentericoparietal recess
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Broesike,Gustav, German anatomist, 1853–.
Broesike fossa - a peritoneal fossa. Synonym(s): parajejunal fossa
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