Well, this is news: there’s apparently a body organ that has existed in our digestive system all along.
Called the mesentery, it was previously thought to be made up of fragmented structures. Yet, new research proved that the mesentery, is in fact a single, continuous organ!
The findings were published in The Lancet medical journal.
Although scientists have not yet figured out the mesentery’s functions, its discovery could lead to more findings on abdominal diseases, and ultimately pave the way for the discovery of more treatments.
The famous medical textbook, Gray’s Anatomy has been updated to include the mesentery.
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