A new "organ" can be found from the human body


ByClement 127

As science has made remarkable progress, there was a new "discovery" in the human body that should already be well known. The part which was considered to be a simple structure so far to support the intestines turned out to be "an organ of the digestive system" by research. It is said that there is a possibility of elucidating the cause of abdominal illness.

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This time it was classified as "new organ", "Mesentery"something like. The mesentery of the abdomen does not stick to the back wall of the abdominal cavity,Membrane that is tethered to the abdominal wallIt is structurally a dual layer. Our intestine is held in the correct position due to the mesenterium.

For hundreds of years, the mesentery is considered to be a structure separated from gastrointestinal organs, its role has been neglected.

However, a microscopic investigation of J. Calvin Coffey et al. Of Limerick University Hospital that conducted a 2012 study showed that the mesentery was not "a structure separated from other organs" but "a structure continuous with other organs It is discovered that it is. After that, the team gathered evidence that the mesentery is one of the organs for 4 years, and this time it was published as a paper at the end of 2016. One of the most prestigious anatomical books in medicine "Gray's anatomy"The content was revised in response to this discovery.

Mr. Coffey says, "The anatomical explanation that was believed for over 100 years was incorrect, this organ is a single continuous structure that is not fragmented or complex."


Even if the mesentery is classified as a new organ, the structure of the human body does not change significantly. However, there is a possibility that the mesentery may be involved in the diseases of the abdomen, and there is a possibility that results of improving people's health can be obtained by conducting research in new fields. Currently, the role of the mesentery as an organ is not well understood, but the research team is now advancing research on the "function" of the mesentery and what is the "abnormality" of the mesentery It is planned to be useful for treating diseases by making it clear.

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