Root of the mesentery

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Root of the mesentery
Diagram devised by Delépine to show the lines along which the peritoneum leaves the wall of the abdomen to invest the viscera.
Latin radix mesenterii
Gray's p.1157
TA A10.1.02.008
FMA 21057
Anatomical terminology

The root of the mesentery (or mesenteric root)—the part connected with the structures in front of the vertebral column—is narrow, about 15 cm. long, and is directed obliquely from the duodenojejunal flexure at the left side of the second lumbar vertebra to the right sacroiliac articulation.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.