2017 kicks off with new organ discovery inside human body : “The mesentery”

J Calvin Coffey, a researcher at the University Hospital Limerick discovered it.

So we have now a total of 79 organs including the new one, the mesentery

Mesentery ?

The mesentery is a belt of tissue that holds our intestines in place.  It was earlier thought to be a fragmented structures in the digestive system.

Mesentery is one single band of tissue, beginning at the pancreas and continuing down through the small intestine and colon. It wraps around these vital organs to hold them tight and help them maintain their structure. It is made of a folded-over ribbon of peritoneum, a type of tissue usually found lining the abdominal cavity,  researchers at the University Hospital Limerick reveals.


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