Splenorenal ligament

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Splenorenal ligament
Horizontal disposition of the peritoneum in the upper part of the abdomen (phrenicolienal ligament labeled at bottom left)
Latin Ligamentum splenorenale
TA A10.1.02.207
FMA 16522
Anatomical terminology

The splenorenal ligament (or lienorenal ligament), is derived from the peritoneum, where the wall of the general peritoneal cavity comes into contact with the lesser sac between the left kidney and the spleen; the 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.


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

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