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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

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