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Fig. 1039. Peritoneum in the upper part of the abdomen

Horizontal disposition of the peritoneum in the upper part of the abdomen.

In the Upper Abdomen, above the transverse colon the omental bursa is superadded to the general sac, and the communication of the two cavities with one another through the epiploic foramen can be demonstrated.


  • left hypochondriac region, but its superior extremity extends into the epigastric region
  • lies between the fundus of the stomach and the diaphragm
  • largest of the ductless glands, and is of an oblong, flattened form, soft, of very friable consistence, highly vascular, and of a dark purplish color.
  • almost entirely surrounded by peritoneum, which is firmly adherent to its capsule. It is held in position by two folds of this membrane.

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Gray H. Anatomy of the human body. (1918) Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger.

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