The hepatogastric ligament is in this image labeled the lesser omentum, of which it is a part. The gastroduodenal ligament is a separate ligament, but also part of the lesser omentum.
The hepatogastric ligament or gastrohepatic ligament connects the liver to the lesser curvature of the stomach. It contains the right and the left gastric arteries. In the abdominal cavity it separates the greater and lesser sacs on the right. It is sometimes cut during surgery, in order to access the lesser sac. The hepatogastric ligament consists of a dense cranial portion and the caudal portion termed the pars flaccida.
- Anatomy photo:37:05-0102 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Abdominal Cavity - The Lesser Omentum"
- Peritoneal Cavity Development - Page 6 of 14 anatomy module at med.umich.edu
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