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omental bursa


Definition: an isolated portion of the peritoneal cavity lying dorsal to the stomach and extending craniad posterior to the liver and diaphragm and caudad into the greater omentum; it opens into the general peritoneal cavity at the omental foramen.

Synonym(s): bursa omentalisTA, lesser peritoneal cavity, lesser peritoneal sac, omental sac

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