The omental bursa, therefore, consists of a series of pouches or recesses to which the following terms are applied:

  • (1) the vestibule, a narrow channel continued from the epiploic foramen, over the head of the pancreas to the gastropancreatic fold; this fold extends from the omental tuberosity of the pancreas to the right side of the fundus of the stomach, and contains the left gastric artery and coronary vein;
  • (2) the superior omental recess, between the caudate lobe of the liver and the diaphragm;
  • (3) the splenic recess (lienal recess), between the spleen and the stomach;
  • (4) the inferior omental recess, which comprises the remainder of the bursa.


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