Intra-embryonic coelom

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Intra-embryonic coelom
Latin coeloma intraembryonicum
Days 23
Precursor lateral plate mesoderm
Gives rise to pericardial cavity, pleural cavity, peritoneal cavity
Code TE E5.8.0.0.2.0.1

In the development of the human embryo the intraembryonic coelom (or somatic coelom) is a portion of the conceptus forming in the mesoderm during the third week of development. During the third week of development, the lateral mesoderm splits into a dorsal somatic mesoderm (somatopleure) and a ventral splanchnic mesoderm (splanchnopleure). The resulting cavity between the somatopleure and splanchnopleure is called the intraembryonic coelom. This space will give rise to the thoracic and abdominal cavities.

It briefly has a connection with the extraembryonic coelom.

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