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Short description: Thin layer of tissue in the walls of various organs
Illu stomach layers.jpg
Layers of Stomach Wall:
  1. Serosa
  2. Muscularis
  3. Oblique fibers of muscle wall
  4. Circular muscle layer
  5. Longitudinal muscle layer
  6. Submucosa
  7. Lamina muscularis mucosae
  8. Mucosa
  9. Lamina propria
  10. Epithelium
  11. Gastric glands
  12. Gastric pits
  13. Villous folds
  14. Gastric areas (gastric surface)
Anatomical terminology

The subserosa or tela subserosa, is a thin layer of tissue in the walls of various organs. It is a layer of connective tissue (usually of the areolar type) between the muscular layer (muscularis externa) and the serosa (serous membrane).

The subserosa has clinical importance particularly in cancer staging (for example, in staging stomach cancer[1] or uterine cancer).

The subserosa (sub- + serosa) is to a serous membrane what the submucosa (sub- + mucosa) is to a mucous membrane.


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