Defense lawyers contended that a tightening of the leather belts would not damage the inmates' mesenteries
and that the defendants used the leather belts as part of their official duties.
Host/Parasite Location in host Prevalence (a) Intensity (b) Scaphiopus hurterii Protista Protoopalina rectum 3/14 (21%) (b) mitotica Nyctotherus rectum 3/14 (21%) (b) cordiformis Cestoidea Mesocestoides liver, coelom, 3/14 (21%) (b) lineatus mesenteries
Nematoda Cosmocercoides rectum 1/14 (7%) 8 [+ or -] - variabilis Oswaldocruzia small intestine 4/14 (29%) 3.
A piece of ileum was removed, cleaned of fat and adhering connective tissues such as mesenteries
and placed in a Petri dish containing tyrode solution.
The internal organs are suspended on stout mesenteries
strengthened by connective tissue cords.
A myriad of locations may house the metacercariae including the gills, heart, mesenteries
, muscles, intestine, or stomach wall (Scholz et al.