Serosa

Serosa. A thin membrane that lines body cavities. The serosa of the GI tract is the outermost layer of the intestine. The subserosa is the layer just under the serosa. Both serosa and subserosa cannot be biopsied through an endoscopic or colonoscopic procedure.

Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH)1

Types

Types may include:2

Types of Serosa:

  • Bladder Serosal Surface
  • Esophageal Serosal Surface
  • Gallbladder Serosal Surface
  • Gastric Serosal Surface
  • Intestinal Serosal Surface
  • Serosal Surface of the Liver
  • Uterus Serosal Surface

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References

  1. Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH): rarediseasesnetwork.org/ cms/ cegir/ Learn-More/ Glossary
  2. Source: NCI Thesaurus

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