Splenorenal ligament

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Ligament: Splenorenal ligament
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Horizontal disposition of the peritoneum in the upper part of the abdomen. (Phrenicolienal ligament labeled at bottom left.)
Latin ligamentum splenorenale
Gray's p.1283
Dorlands/Elsevier l_09/12493097

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.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.