The mesentery is a new organ found in the human body by scientists. It is hiding in the plain sight of the human body.
In past scientists thought this is fragmented structure of the digestive system, now they realized that it is not a structure, it is an organ. The function of mesentery is still unclear. But discovering a new organ creates a sensation in the scientific world.
J Calvin Coffey, a researcher at the University Hospital Limerick has discovered it first. He said “We consider it as one of the organs and we can categorize in the term of this organ.
He also said we had established the anatomy and structure. The next step is the function. The function of this organ is still unclear, they need to get some clarification on it.
This research has published in the Lancet medical journal. For medical students they are going to teach mesentery is a distinct organ.
The anatomic description that had been laid down over 100 years of anatomy is incorrect. Gray’s Anatomy is one of the best medical text books, it has been updated to included the new information.
This new organ is a double fold of peritoneum, that lining of the abdominal cavity, which attacks our intestine to the wall of the abdomen and keeps everything locked in a place.
Over past century doctors who studied this topic assumed it is just a fragmented structure which made it pretty unimportant. In 2012 Coffey and his colleagues said that mesentery is a continuous structure.
Although there are considered to be five organs in the human body, there are in fact now 79, including the mesentery.
The heart, brain, liver, kidney are the vital organs in our body. In our body, they are still 74 organs which play a role to keep our body healthy.