Stomach Rotation Movie

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Stomach Development

Stomach rotation 01 icon.jpg
This animation shows a general overview of stomach growth and its rotation during development. (animation does not show second rotation)


  1. week 4 - forget inferior to transverse septum proliferates (expands), forms fusiform structure (Latin, spindle).
  2. week 5 - dorsal wall grows rapidly (greater curvature), bends tube ventrally (90 degrees)
  3. week 7 and 8 - dorsal mesentery growth, rotates stomach laterally (90 degrees) greater curvature to left, lesser curvature to right

Colour Code

  • red - mesenteries ventral (front) dorsal (back)
    • dorsal mesentery associated with stomach greater curvature
  • blue - left and right vagal nerve branches.


Links: MP4 version | Stomach Development | Gastrointestinal Tract Development

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Endoderm 002 icon.jpg
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Stomach rotation 01 icon.jpg
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Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2024, April 17) Embryology Stomach Rotation Movie. Retrieved from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/Stomach_Rotation_Movie

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© Dr Mark Hill 2024, UNSW Embryology ISBN: 978 0 7334 2609 4 - UNSW CRICOS Provider Code No. 00098G