Exploration of peritoneal cavity

Mesentery viewed from left side; root of mesentery

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Exploration of peritoneal cavity
Mesentery viewed from left side; root of mesentery
The jejunum and ileum have been retracted to the right to expose the root of mesentery (8) and to demonstrate the posterior part of the peritoneal cavity to the left of the mesentery.
1 . Transverse colon (retracted upward)
2 . Jejunum (retracted)
3 . Mesenteries
4 . Ileum (retracted to the right)
5 . Vermiform appendix
6 . Pelvic cavity
7 . Paracolic sulcus
8 . Root of mesenteries
9 . Descending colon
10 . Sigmoid colon