Subserosa

The tela subserosa (or just 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).

Tela subserosa
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Latintela subserosa
TAA12.1.08.009
FMA45636
Anatomical terminology

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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