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 (mĕz′ən-tĕr′ē, mĕs′-)
n. pl. mes·en·ter·ies
Any of several folds of the peritoneum that connect the intestines to the dorsal abdominal wall, especially such a fold that envelops the jejunum and ileum.

[Middle English mesenterie, from Medieval Latin mesenterium, from Greek mesenterion : meso-, meso- + enterion, diminutive of enteron, entrails; see en in Indo-European roots.]

mes′en·ter′ic adj.
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Adj.1.mesenteric - of or relating to or located in a mesenterymesenteric - of or relating to or located in a mesentery


a. mesentérico-a, concerniente al mesenterio.


adj mesentérico
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Excessive mesentery stretching may increase the risk of mesenteric tear and bowel perforation during insertion.[3] In the present study, 91.1% of patients acquired painless intubation (VAS = 0), the VAS score of other patients is 1-2 points.
Mesenteric tear at the site of enterectomy was closed with absorbable suture material to avoid intestinal strangulation by trapping of intestine in the mesenteric teared portion.
Intraoperative findings revealed two parallel rusted iron rods, first extending from the skin to just 10 cm proximal to right Common Iliac Artery (CIA) causing a small mesenteric tear in the jejunum 80 cm distal to DJ flexure with minimal grazing of the seromuscular layer of the jejunum and second from skin through the retroperitoneum with its tip 30 cm from the bladder [Figure 2, 3, 4].