Abdomen, MR, CT, Education, Education and training, Mesentery, Peritoneum
H. R. F. Dalla Pria1, F. Velloni1, R. A. Santiago1, M. S. Zacarias1, L. F. D. Silva1, F. Tamamoto1, A. C. Von Atzingen2, U. S. Torres1, G. D'Ippolito1; 1São Paulo/BR, 2Pouso Alegre/BR
The question of the mesentery being designated as an organ has not yet been widely defined or accepted by the scientific community.
This is an anatomical concept and the criteria presented may not be sufficient for this designation.
Organ or not,
the mesentery has gained space as a noble,
continuous structure with specific functions and also being the origin and spread of specific diseases.
the mesentery must have a new approach by the scientific community in the future.
the new concepts regarding the mesenteric continuity with special functions brings a fresh look to primary and secondary mesenteric pathologies,
from radiological diagnosis to therapeutic management and is an open door to the systematic radiological investigation of this anatomical structure now properly detailed.