Chapter 65: The Peritoneum, Mesentery, Greater Omentum and Retroperitoneal Space

Journal articles

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1084952118302465/ (paid)

Editorial explaining the importance of mesenteric organogenesis.

https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.aag0053?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%20%200pubmed/ (paid)

Paper describing a three-dimensional atlas of human embryology.

https://www.cell.com/cell/pdf/S0092-8674(20)31150-8.pdf/ (free)

Paper exploring bacterial translocation to the mesentery.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s42003-021-02496-1/ (free)

Open access paper explaining the development and shape of the mesentery, peritoneum and the human abdomen in general.

https://healthcommunity.nature.com/posts/the-mesentery-and-peritoneum-explained/ (free)

A Nature.com publication that provides an overview to the paper at www.nature.com/articles/s42003-021-02496-1.

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langas/article/PIIS2468-1253(16)30026-7/fulltext (free)

Article explaining the structure, function and role of the mesentery (and peritoneum) in health and disease.



Website to figures, videos and models explaining the development and the shape of the mesentery.


Access to links to a book called The Mesenteric Principles of Gastrointestinal Surgery. The website provides open access to interactive models that help the reader to understand the anatomy of the mesentery, peritoneum and abdomen in general.

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