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foramen of superior recess of omental bursa


Definition: a foramen produced by two folds of peritoneum: that covering the common/proper hepatic artery on the right and that covering the left gastric artery on the left, which encroach upon and constrict the omental bursa; it forms a communication between the superior recess of the lesser sac that lies above it and the remainder of the omental bursa.

Synonym(s): foramen recessus superioris bursae omentalis

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