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Medical Term:

hepatorenal recess of subhepatic space


Definition: the deep recess of the subhepatic space of the peritoneal cavity on the right side extending upward between the liver in front and the kidney and suprarenal behind; this is a gravity-dependent portion of the peritoneal cavity when it is in the supine position; fluids drain from the omental bursa into here.

Synonym(s): recessus hepatorenalis recessus subhepaticiTA, hepatorenal pouch, Morison pouch

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