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General Anatomy > Alimentary system > Large intestine > Colon > Omental appendices; Fatty appendices of colon

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The omental appendices (fatty appendices of colon; epiploic appendices; appendices epiploicae; epiploic appendages; appendix epiploica) are small pouches of the peritoneum filled with fat and situated along the colon and upper part of the rectum. in the subserous layer along the free and omental tenia.

They are chiefly appended to the transverse and sigmoid parts of the colon, however, their function is unknown.


Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS

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