Last revised by Raymond Chieng on 9 Feb 2023

A mesentery is a double layer of peritoneum that encloses the intestines and attaches them to the posterior abdominal wall 3. The term was originally only used to refer to the double layer of peritoneum that suspends the jejunum and ileum, but its meaning has been widened.

Mesenteries include:

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: mesentery (axial)
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  • Case 2: mesentery (sagittal)
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