Angular incisure

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Angular incisure
Gray1046.svg
Outline of stomach, with angular incisure stated as "incisura angularis" near center.
Illu stomach.jpg
Diagram from cancer.gov:
* 1. Body of stomach
* 2. Fundus
* 3. Anterior wall
* 4. Greater curvature
* 5. Lesser curvature
* 6. Cardia
* 9. Pyloric sphincter
* 10. Pyloric antrum
* 11. Pyloric canal
* 12. Angular notch
* 13. Gastric canal
* 14. Rugal folds
Latin incisura angularis
Gray's p.1162
Anatomical terminology

The angular incisure (angular notch) is a small anatomical notch on the stomach. It is located on the lesser curvature of the stomach near the pyloric end of the stomach. Its location varies somewhat in position with the state of distension of the internal organs.

The angular incisure is used as separation point between the right and left portions of the stomach. An imaginary line drawn perpendicular to the lesser curvature of the stomach through the angular incisure makes up the boundary between the body of the stomach and pylorus.

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