The intraembryonic coelom
The intraembryonic coelom first appears in the lateral plate mesoderm in the form of several isolated vacuoles. During the lateral unfolding of the embryo in the 4th week these vacuoles fuse and form a U-shaped cavity: the intraembryonic coelom. In the beginning a connection exists between the intra- and extraembryonic coeloms.
With the progress of the unfolding, though, the merging of the ectoblast layers along the medial line has the effect that the intraembryonic coelom is separated from the extraembryonic one and remains enclosed in the lateral mesoblast.