Mesentery

 

 The pedicle or attachment by which the small intestine is anchored to the posterior abdominal wall. It is shorter (about 6 ins in length than the entire small intestine, hence the small intestine is folded on itself to be accommodated by the mesentery. It demarcates the left infracolic compartment of the main peritoneal cavity (greater sac) from the right infracolic compartment.

 

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DIGITAL LOCATOR OF MESENTERY: Layer 1 Skin of abdomen (anterior abdominal wall). Layer 2- Layer of Camper's fascia. Layer 3 - layer of Scarpa's fascia. Layer  4 - layer of external oblique muscle/aponeurosisLayer 5- layer of rectus sheath. Layer 6- layer of internal oblique. Layer 7 - layer of transversus abdominis. Layer 8- layer of transversus abdominis/parietal peritoneum. Layer 9- layer of greater sac of peritoneum. Layer 10- layer of small intestine and mesentery. Roll over mouse to remove label. Layer 10 of abdomen

 

 

 

 

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