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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Hernias through a normal orifice include lesser sac hernias through the foramen of Winslow, as well as paraduodenal hernias through the fossae of Waldeyer and Landzert.
There are multiple types of internal hernia, including paraduodenal, Foramen of Winslow, sigmoid mesocolon, pericecal, transmesenteric, transomental, supravesical, and pelvic.
Internal hernia through the foramen of Winslow (IHFW) is even rarer, accounting for 8% of internal hernias.