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Medical Term:

paraduodenal recess


an occasional recess in the peritoneum to the left of the terminal portion of the duodenum located posterior to a fold containing the inferior mesenteric vein.

Synonym(s): recessus paraduodenalisTA, fossa venosa, paraduodenal fossa

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