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phrenicosplenic ligament

 

Definition: double fold of peritoneum (mesentery) extending between the diaphragm and spleen; this is a portion of the greater omentum; distinctions between the phrenicosplenic ligament and adjacent ligaments, such as the gastrophrenic, gastrosplenic and splenorenal ligaments—all part of the same mesenteric sheet—are often nebulous.

Synonym(s): ligamentum phrenicosplenicumTA, lienophrenic ligament, ligamentum phrenicolienale, phrenicolienal ligament, phrenosplenic ligament, sustentaculum lienis

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