mesocolon


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mesocolon

[¦me·zō′kō·lən]
(anatomy)
The part of the mesentery that is attached to the colon.
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Laparoscopic excision of mesenteric cyst of sigmoid mesocolon.
This is done by reflecting the mesocolon along the line of Toldt, leaving Gerota's fascia intact.
Short term surgical results in the group of patients with PDE were as follows:- 1 revision 6 h after PDE because of haemoperitoneum caused by haemorrhage from mesocolon.
Formal exploration of the abdomen demonstrated an intact spleen, with the only identified source of bleeding being a full thickness rent in the right mesocolon, which was repaired.
The mesentery and mesocolon hold the small and large intestines loosely in place; the falciform supports the liver to the anterior abdominal wall and diaphragm; the lesser omentum suspends the duodenum and stomach from the liver.
2) Vomiting is thought to occur earlier than is the case in simple colonic obstruction, perhaps due to twisting of the root of the mesocolon, which compresses the duodenojejunal-junction flexure.
On laparotomy a hugely distended caecum with early tear formation was found with a long redundant mesocolon.