Kashmiri Scientist Puts 500-Year-Old Story About Human Body To Rest

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New Delhi—In a groundbreaking study, a group of doctors and scientists from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, and JIPMER, Puducherry have laid the long-held debate to rest by establishing that mesentery (a peculiar part of the human abdomen) is a single entity. One of the investigators of this classic study is the highly renowned Kashmiri scientist Dr. Muneeb A. Faiq.

According to the Dr. Faiq and his team, this debate about mesentery is continuing since hundreds of years but now they have produced hard evidence of mesentery being a single entity by a novel and innovative method of human cadaveric dissection developed by their team. Their findings have been published in a highly reputed journal “Colorectal Disease” with a descriptive video of human mesentery dissected from a human cadaver.

According to experts in this field, this research has immense historical significance for human anatomy and medical science. In a statement, Dr. Muneeb Faiq said, “though this clear evidence of a continuous mesentery may surprise many anatomists, gastroenterologists, and GI surgeons, but our findings are the important missing part of Da Vinci’s depictions of the mesentery”. He also explained “when peeped into history, an indication of continuous mesentery can be inferred by a sketch of Leonardo Da Vinci, in 1452 and a text description by Toldt in 1879. Treves, in 1885 in a series of lectures at Royal College of Surgeons at London supported the view of a fragmented mesentery in adult human beings. Since then it had been constantly followed by standard anatomy and embryology textbooks”.

Watch Evidence of Continuity of Mesentery from Duodenum to Rectum from Human Cadaveric Dissection

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Their research is first time providing a comprehensive anatomical detail of the complete mesentery along the intra-abdominal gut tube in in-situ human cadaveric dissections and retrieved specimens.  The study report has established a model of fundamental importance in the conceptual philosophy of human anatomy which will not only reduce the time of surgery but also the morbidity rates due to less chance of bleeding and operative complications.

It is relevant to mention that Dr. Muneeb recently described a new type of brain diabetes called diabetes type 4. He was also one of the lead scientists of the study explaining how internet overuse changes the human brain. Last year, Dr. Muneeb led the study that explained how Zika virus causes developmental brain defects in newborns. He has earned many prestigious international awards and has given talks in several countries across the globe.

 Also Read: Kashmiri Scientist Led Team Discovers New Type Of Diabetes Afflicting Brain

The research team is prepared to submit a further research report conducted in the larger number of human cadavers to substantiate the universality of these findings, which is likely to inspire radical changes in standard textbook descriptions of human mesentery and relevant dissection and surgical approaches, pertaining to it.

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