Transverse Section - Pelvis

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Much of the fatty tissue within the pelvic cavity is associated with the mesentaries. The mesentaries are sheets of fatty and connective tissue attached to the intestines and internal organs of the abdomen. They result from a complex folding of the lining of the abdomen (the peritoneum) during development. They contain the blood vessels and lymphatics that supply these organs. Many mesenteric vessels can be seen in this section. Though appearing as a dense area of fat, note the thin yellow lines that separate individual folds of mesentary.

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iliopsoas muscle | colon | rectus abdominus | gluteal muscles | mesentary | pelvis | sacrum |
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Module Name: abd1820
Module Title: Transverse Section - Pelvis
Image Info: Tansverse Section through the abdomen/pelvis; Visible Human Project.
Created by: Lynn Bry
Last modified: January 12th, 1997

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