Hepatoduodenal ligament

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Hepatoduodenal ligament
Hepatoduodenal ligament EN.svg
Ligament with its contents partially exposed
Latin ligamentum hepatoduodenale
TA A10.1.02.105
FMA 16521
Anatomical terminology

The hepatoduodenal ligament is the portion of the lesser omentum extending between the porta hepatis of the liver and the superior part of the duodenum.

Running inside it are the following structures collectively known as the portal triad:[1]

Manual compression of the hepatoduodenal ligament during surgery is known as the Pringle Maneuver.


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

  1. ^ Anatomy figure: 38:02-06 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Contents of the hepatoduodenal ligament."

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