Foramen of Winslow


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(Anat.) the opening connecting the sac of the omentum with the general cavity of the peritoneum.

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Internal hernia through the foramen of Winslow (IHFW) is even rarer, accounting for 8% of internal hernias.
Bowel obstruction secondary to herniation through the foramen of Winslow is an exceptionally rare condition that confers significant risk.
Specifically, using historical data, these consist of paraduodenal (53%), pericecal (13%), foramen of Winslow (8%), transmesenteric and transmesocolic (8%), intersigmoid (6%), and retroanastomotic (5%).