A peritoneal fold of splanchnic mesoderm extending from the greater curvature of the stomach and hanging ventrally down "like an apron" in the peritoneal cavity over the small intestine. It forms initially in the embryo and fetus as a loop of the dorsal mesentery, which later fuses to form a single sheet attached to the posterior body wall. The lesser omentum is a smaller ventral peritoneal fold extending from lesser curvature of the stomach to liver.
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Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2019, December 15) Embryology Greater Omentum Movie. Retrieved from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/Greater_Omentum_Movie
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