'Mesentery' The New Organ Discovered In The Human Body; Where Is It Located And What Does It Do?

By Carrie Winters - 04 Jan '17 05:30AM

A "new organ" has been discovered in the human body. This new organ has been in the digestive system all along. The mesentery is the new organ that is connecting the small intestine and the large intestine to the abdominal wall.

According to a report the mesentery has always believed to be a number of different membranes in the digestive system. In this recent study, the mesentery has been upgraded into an organ. There are studies from ancient times that this new organ has been described to be different fragmented membranes.

The old studies mean that there are different types of mesenteries attached to the intestines. However, a recent study reveals that this is one whole organ and not fragmented ones. In the same study, it is noted that the classification of the membrane as a mesentery is important for its further study.

It is reported that this "new organ" has been discovered by J. Calvin Coffey, a researcher from the University Hospital Limerick in Ireland. In fact, he shares that this new organ has not been discovered up until this time.

This new organ which has been named the mesentery is a double fold of the peritoneum. The peritoneum is the lining of the abdominal cavity and this connects the intestines to the abdomen. The specific function of the mesentery is not yet known and more studies need to be conducted to know such.

Meanwhile, this new study may give science a new field and will focus mainly on the mesentery. This may enable doctors to study more about abdominal diseases and its cure. The new discovery of an organ in the human body needs more exploration.

This may give way to researchers to know more about the internal parts of the body especially on the digestive system. It may somehow be explained in the future why this part of the abdomen twists and churn at certain moments in a person's life.

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