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a double layer of peritoneum that attaches to the back wall of the abdominal cavity and supports the small intestines

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Extranodal follicular dendritic cell sarcoma in mesentery, a case report.
Pathologic findings: Main histopathologic finding in HD of the peritoneum, omentum, and mesentery is a cyst.
The remaining wedge of connected mesentery can then be efficiently excised with an electrothermal bipolar coagulator device ensuring that maximal mesentery and blood supply are preserved to the remaining limbs of intestine.
We found serious adhesions of the omentum, mesentery and intestinal tract to the old mesh.
MDCT examination is a comprehensive study for mesenteric ischaemia with detailed evaluation of mesenteric vessels, status of bowel wall and surrounding mesentery and extent and possible cause of mesenteric ischaemia.
Calvin Coffey, a professor of surgery at University of Limerick's Graduate Entry Medical School in the Republic of Ireland, authored a research paper, published in the journal the Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, in which he says "distinctive anatomical and functional features have been revealed that justify designation of the mesentery as an organ.
Aside from the additional knowledge, the latest findings are also vital towards investigating the role that the mesentery might play in abdominal diseases, which could ultimately lead to new treatments.
The condition is defined as rotation of the gallbladder on its mesentery along the axis of the cystic duct and cystic artery.
Visceral fat is metabolically active fat that surrounds the kidneys and other organs and collects in the mesentery (the connective tissue around the intestines), and may cause type 2 diabetes and other diseases.
10,13 Common sites of intraperitoneal seeding include the omentum, paracolic gutters, mesentery, liver capsule, pelvis and diaphragm.
Benign and borderline cystic mucinous tumours of the mesentery and retroperitoneum are rare, with an incidence of about 1 per 100 000 of hospitalised patients.
It is also referred to as the mesentery of the appendix, and is usually uninvolved in appendicular pathologies.
8) The exact delineation of its origin from stomach or mesentery can be difficult at times.
The cross-sectioned edge of the mesentery demonstrates the convoluted nature of a contracted mesenterial filament (see Fig.
Mesenteritis ossificans, also known as heterotopic mesenteric ossification (HMO), refers to a reactive bone formation in the adipose tissue of the mesentery which is frequently related to repetitive abdominal surgery, tumors, intra-abdominal infections, or trauma.