|Ligament: Splenorenal ligament|
Horizontal disposition of the peritoneum in the upper part of the abdomen. (Phrenicolienal ligament labeled at bottom left.)
The splenorenal ligament (or lienorenal ligament), is derived from the peritoneum, where the wall of the general peritoneal cavity comes into contact with the omental bursa between the left kidney and the spleen; the lienal vessels (splenic artery and vein) pass between its two layers. It contains the tail of the pancreas, the only intraperitoneal portion of the pancreas, and splenic vessels.
- splenorenal+ligament at eMedicine Dictionary
- spleen at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University)
- abdominalcavity at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (xsectthrulesseromentum)
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