The finding opens up ‘a whole new area of science’
A digital representation of the small and large intestines and associated mesentery J Calvin Coffey, D Peter O’Leary, Henry Vandyke Carter
A new organ has been discovered hiding in plain sight inside the human body.
Known as the mesentery, it was previously thought to be just a few fragmented structures in the digestive system.
But scientists have realised it is in fact one, continuous organ.