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Definition of Omentum

Omentum
Omentum O*men"tum, n.; pl. Omenta. [L.] (Anat.) A free fold of the peritoneum, or one serving to connect viscera, support blood vessels, etc.; an epiplo["o]n. Note: The great, or gastrocolic, omentum forms, in most mammals, a great sac, which is attached to the stomach and transverse colon, is loaded with fat, and covers more or less of the intestines; the caul. The lesser, or gastrohepatic, omentum connects the stomach and liver and contains the hepatic vessels. The gastrosplenic omentum, or ligament, connects the stomach and spleen.

Meaning of Omentum from wikipedia

- The greater omentum (also the great omentum, omentum majus, gastrocolic omentum, epiploon, or, especially in animals, caul) is a large apron-like fold...
- Omentum (Latin for "apron") is a medical term referring to layers of peritoneum that surround abdominal organs. The term may refer to: Greater omentum...
- The lesser omentum (small omentum or gastrohepatic omentum) is the double layer of peritoneum that extends from the liver to the lesser curvature of the...
- is the cavity in the abdomen that is formed by the lesser and greater omentum. Usually found in mammals, it is connected with the greater sac via the...
- abdominal cavity and lies behind the transverse colon and the greater omentum. The mesentery becomes attached to the colon at the gastrointestinal margin...
- "omenta": The lesser omentum (or gastrohepatic) is attached to the lesser curvature of the stomach and the liver. The greater omentum (or gastrocolic) hangs...
- is the greater omentum that hangs off of the transverse colon and greater curvature of the stomach. The other is the lesser omentum that extends between...
- It has the following borders: anterior: the free border of the lesser omentum, known as the hepatoduodenal ligament. This has two layers and within these...
- Neck of gallbladder Hepatoduodenal ligament (lesser omentum) Inferior Neck of pancreas Greater omentum Head of pancreas The second part, or descending part...
- is an acute vascular disorder which compromises tissue of the greater omentum—the largest peritoneal fold in the abdomen. Patients will present with...
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