Chapter 23
The Digestive System
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(a)
(b)
Falciform ligament
Liver
Lesser omentum
Gallbladder
Spleen
Stomach
Ligamentum teres
Duodenum
Transverse colon
Greater omentum
Small intestine
Cecum
Urinary bladder
Transverse colon
Greater omentum
Descending colon
Jejunum
Mesentery
Transverse
mesocolon
Sigmoid
mesocolon
Sigmoid colon
Ileum
Pancreas
Liver
Lesser omentum
Stomach
Duodenum
Transverse
mesocolon
Greater omentum
Mesentery
Jejunum
Visceral peritoneum
Urinary bladder
Transverse colon
Ileum
Parietal peritoneum
Rectum
(c)
(d)
Figure 23.30
Mesenteries of the
abdominal digestive organs.
(a)
The
greater omentum, a dorsal mesentery,
is shown in its normal position covering
the abdominal viscera.
(b)
The liver and
gallbladder have been reflected superiorly
to reveal the lesser omentum, a ventral
mesentery attaching the liver to the lesser
curvature of the stomach.
(c)
The greater
omentum has been reflected superiorly to
reveal the mesentery attachments of the
small and large intestine.
(d)
Sagittal section
of the abdominopelvic cavity of a male.
Mesentery labels appear in colored boxes.
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