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Mesoappendix

Last revised by Dr Mostafa El-Feky on 19 Jun 2019

The mesoappendix is a fold of peritoneum around the vermiform appendix and one of the four mesenteries in the abdominal cavity.

It is attached to the lower end of the small bowel mesentery, close to the ileocecal junction. It usually extends to the tip of the appendix and sometimes suspends the cecum. It contains the appendicular artery and vein in its free wall. 

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: cecum and appendix
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