lesser omentum


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lesser omentum

n.
A fold of the peritoneum joining parts of the stomach and duodenum to the liver.
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Noun1.lesser omentum - a part of the peritoneum attached to the stomach and liver and supporting the hepatic vessels
omentum - a fold of peritoneum supporting the viscera
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Numerous pedunculated, sessile and irregular masses measuring from 2 to 15cm in diameter were attached to the visceral and parietal peritoneum, mainly of the liver capsule, greater and lesser omentum, and serosa of large intestine (Figure 1B).
To the Editor: Omental torsion can be classified as primary or secondary according to etiology and may be localized in the greater or lesser omentum.
CHD is about 1 1/2 inches (4 cms) long and 4 mm in calibre, descends within the free margin of lesser omentum and joined on the right side by the Cystic Duct (CD) from the Gall Bladder to form the Common Bile Duct (CBD).
Lesser omentum was cut closer to the liver and gastro phrenic, gastrosplenic ligaments were cut to release the stomach.
This ventral mesentery gives rise to the lesser omentum, falciform ligament and the visceral peritoneum of the liver.
The anterior layer of the peritoneum was removed from the lesser omentum and right gastric artery was identified which was traced to the common hepatic artery.