Skip to Content

omental foramen

 

Definition: the passage, inferior and posterior to the portal hepatis, connecting the two sacs of the peritoneum; it is bounded anteriorly by the hepatoduodenal ligament and posteriorly by a peritoneal fold over the inferior vena cava.

Synonym(s): foramen omentaleTA, epiploic foramen, foramen epiploicum, aditus ad saccum peritonei minorem, foramen of Winslow

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.

Hide