Exploration of peritoneal cavity

Duodenojejunal junction; superior and inferior duodenal recesses

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Exploration of peritoneal cavity
Duodenojejunal junction; superior and inferior duodenal recesses
In a different specimen from that shown in the preceding view there are well-defined superior and inferior duodenal folds and corresponding recesses. The abundance of fat in the mesenteries has obscured the descending colon and kidney.
1 . Jejunum (retracted to the right)
2 . Superior duodenal recess
3 . Ascending part of duodenum
4 . Mesenteries
5 . Transverse colon
6 . Costal cartilage
7 . Duodenojejunal flexure
8 . Peritoneum (cut edge)
9 . Superior duodenal fold
10 . Inferior duodenal recess
11 . Inferior duodenal fold
12 . Location of descending colon (obscured by subperitoneal fat)