greater omentum


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greater omentum

[′grād·ər ō′men·təm]
(anatomy)
A fold of peritoneum that is attached to the greater curvature of the stomach and hangs down over the intestine and fuses with the mesocolon.
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The retro greater omentum is the sub-space that has the largest total area (p<0.01 ANOVA).
Li, "Hemolymphangioma of greater omentum: a rare case report," Medicine, vol.
Peritoneal sites were broadly divided into pelvic, greater omentum, small bowel mesentery, serosal surfaces of bowel loops and diaphragm.
Angiofibrolipoma of the greater omentum: case report and literature review.
To detect the effects of TMXKP on IR, liver, left gastrocnemius muscle, and greater omentum adipose tissues were removed.
Hemangiopericytoma of the greater omentum. J Gastrointest Surg 2007;11(4):549-551.
These locations included anterior abdominal wall (n = 34), greater omentum (n = 8), posterior stomach wall (n = 18), pancreas (n = 8), kidney (n = 1), spleen (n = 1), small bowel (n = 2), and mesocolon (n = 5).
It is known as the dorsal mesogastrium or greater omentum in the region of the stomach, the dorsal mesoduodenum in the region of the duodenum, and the dorsal mesocolon in the region of the colon.
Although the most common location for an accessory spleen is splenic hilum (75%) (Figure 3) and pancreatic tail (25%) (Figure 4), it can occur anywhere in the abdomen including gastrosplenic or splenorenal ligaments, wall of stomach or bowel (Figure 5), greater omentum or the mesentery, and even in the pelvis and scrotum.
Internal herniation with fatal outcome: herniation through an unusual aperture between epiploic appendices and greater omentum. Acta Chir Belg 2006;106:109-11.
Clinical characteristics of six patients with injuries after unintended ingestion of wire grill-cleaning brush bristles- -Providence, Rhode Island, March 2011-June 2012 Diagnostic Month of onset Age (yrs) Sex method March 2011 50 Male XR August 2011 64 Male XR, CT November 2011 35 Male CT April 2012 31 Male CT May 2012 50 Male CT June 2012 46 Female XR Month of onset Anatomic site Removal procedure March 2011 Oropharynx Laryngoscopy August 2011 Base of tongue Laryngoscopy November 2011 Greater omentum Laparoscopy April 2012 Sigmoid colon Colonoscopy May 2012 Greater omentum Laparotomy June 2012 Oropharynx Laryngoscopy Abbreviations: XR = radiograph; CT = computed tomography.
Stomach and greater omentum were identified and lifted to reveal the omental bursa.

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