Epiploic appendix

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Epiploic appendix
Iliac colon, sigmoid or pelvic colon, and rectum seen from the front, after removal of pubic bones and bladder. (Lumps of fat visible at right.)
Female pelvis and its contents, seen from above and in front. (Lumps of fat visible at right.)
Latin appendices epiploicae
Gray's subject #246 1158
Dorlands/Elsevier a_54/12147682

The epiploic appendices (or epiploic appendages) are small pouches of the peritoneum filled with fat and situated along the colon and upper part of the rectum.

They are chiefly appended to the transverse and sigmoid parts of the colon.

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