White line of toldt

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noun, plural: white lines of Toldt

(1) The lateral peritoneal reflection along the outer edge of the ascending and descending colon.

(2) A junction where the peritoneum covering the abdominal wall joins with Denonvilliers' fascia.


In human anatomy, an incision along the white line of Toldt is performed when one wants to gain access and mobilize the colon.

Word origin: named after Carl Toldt, an Austrian anatomist.

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