Multiple visceral and peritoneal anomalies

Gayathri S. Prabhu, Satheesha B. Nayak, Prakashchandra Shetty, Naveen Kumar

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Visceral and peritoneal anomalies are frequently encountered during cadaveric dissections and surgical procedures of abdomen. A thorough knowledge of the same is required for the success of diagnostic, surgical and radiological procedures of abdomen. We report multiple peritoneal and visceral anomalies noted during dissection classes for medical undergraduates. The anomalies were found in an adult male cadaver aged approximately 70 years. The right iliac fossa was empty due to the sub-hepatic position of caecum and appendix. The sigmoid colon formed an inverted "U" shaped loop above the sacral promontory in the median position. It entered the pelvis from the right side and descended along the lateral wall of the pelvis. The sigmoid mesocolon was attached obliquely to the posterior abdominal wall, just above the sacral promontory. Further there was a cysto-colic fold of peritoneum extending from the right colic flexure. We discuss the clinical significance of the variations.

Original languageEnglish
JournalOnline Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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