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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CT findings in diverticulitis Diverticula "Fuzzy" or inflamed diverticulum (ill-defined diverticulum in the area of greatest fat stranding; presumably the causative diverticulum) Regional fat stranding disproportionate to the degree of wall thickening Mild wall thickening (<5 mm on average; potentially asymmetric with greater thickening on the side of the causative diverticulum) Fluid at the root of the sigmoid mesocolon Comma sign (thickened sigmoid mesocolon and lateral conal fascia) Centipede sign (parallel arrangement of engorged mesenteric vessels) [+ or -] Complications (see text) Table 10.
If arteriopalmus or pulsatile bleeding was invisible adequately freeing the flexura coli sinistra was feasible; 2) the proposed cut sigmoid mesocolon was firstly separated and cut in the abdominal cavity up to the colonic wall.
The sigmoid arteries consist of two or four branches, which descend to the left, in the sigmoid mesocolon, to supply the lowest part of the descending colon and sigmoid colon.