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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Four and a half months after diagnosis of the disease, a right hemicolectomy with mesocolic excision and interaortocaval/para-aortic/paracaval lymph node dissection was performed.
Sigmoid adhesion caused by a congenital mesocolic band.
In 5% of patients, obstruction occurs as a complication at the gastrojejunostomy site, mesocolic window, and behind the Roux limb (Peterson's space).
The researchers identified different types of hernias, including Peterson's, mesocolic, jejunojejunal, and adhesion-related hernias.
Complete mesocolic excision (CME) was first proposed by Hohenberger et al.
PDHs are congenital mesocolic hernias caused by an abnormal rotation of the primitive midgut in embryonic life [11].
As specified in the AJCC 7th edition, pericolonic TDs are "discrete foci of tumor found in the pericolic or perirectal fat or in adjacent mesentery (mesocolic fat) away from the leading edge of the tumor and showing no evidence of residual lymph node tissue." (2(p151)) This distinction is not an insignificant one because a single LN change in the positive LN count can alter the nodal category and cause stage changes within the subdivisions of stage III.
These can be internal hernias, particularly through the mesocolic defect created during the surgery (Figure 7), and ventral hernias, often through the incision sites.