Hepatogastric ligament

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Hepatogastric ligament
Hepatoduodenal ligament EN.svg
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.
From liver
To stomach
Latin Ligamentum hepatogastricum
TA A10.1.02.104
FMA 16520
Anatomical terminology

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.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 1157 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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