Dorsal mesentery

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Dorsal mesentery
Abdominal part of digestive tube and its attachment to the primitive or common mesentery. Human embryo of six weeks.
Schematic figure of the bursa omentalis, etc. Human embryo of eight weeks.
Latin mesenterium dorsale commune
Anatomical terminology

The portion of the dorsal mesentery that attaches to the greater curvature of the stomach, is known as the dorsal mesogastrium. The part of the dorsal mesentery that suspends the colon is termed the mesocolon.

The dorsal mesogastrium develops into the greater omentum.

Mesentery in red. Dorsal mesentery is the lower part of the circuit. The upper part is ventral mesentery.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)