Omental foramen

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Omental foramen
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Horizontal disposition of the peritoneum in the upper part of the abdomen.
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Entry to omental bursa (black arrow) by omental foramen (white mark)
Details
Identifiers
Latin foramen omentale
TA A10.1.02.403
FMA 14711
Anatomical terminology

In human anatomy, the omental foramen (epiploic foramen, foramen of Winslow after the anatomist Jacob B. Winslow, or uncommonly aditus; Latin: Foramen epiploicum), is the passage of communication, or foramen, between the greater sac (general cavity (of the abdomen)), and the lesser sac.

Borders[edit]

It has the following borders:

As the portal vein is the most posterior structure in the hepatoduodenal ligament, and the inferior vena cava lies under the posterior wall, the epiploic foramen can be remembered as lying between the two great veins of the abdomen.

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References[edit]

This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 1156 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)


External links[edit]

  • foramen.aspx "Omental foramen" Check |url= value (help). Medcyclopaedia. GE.
  • Anatomy photo:37:08-0100 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center – "Abdominal Cavity: The Omental Foramen"
  • Anatomy image:7826 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Anatomy image:7831 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Anatomy image:7875 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • peritoneum at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University)
  • abdominalcavity at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (xsectthrulesseromentum)