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GI Ligaments

DescriptionLigament
Connects liver to anterior abdominal wall Falciform ligament
Contains ligamentum teres hepatis (round ligament of the liver) Falciform ligament
Connects liver to duodenum Hepatoduodenal ligament
Contains portal triad (hepatic a, portal v, CBD) Hepatoduodenal ligament
Connects greater and lesser sacs Hepatoduodenal ligament
May be compressed between thumb and index finger placed in omental foramen (epiploic foramen of Winslow) to control bleeding Hepatoduodenal ligament
Connects liver to lesser curvature of stomach Gastrohepatic ligament
Contains gastric arteries Gastrohepatic ligament
Separates greater and lesser sacs Gastrohepatic ligament
May be cut during surgery to access lesser sac Gastrohepatic ligament
Connects greater curvature and transverse colon Gastrocolic ligament
Contains gastroepiploic arteries Gastrocolic ligament
Part of greater omentum Gastrocolic ligament
Connects greater curvature and spleen Gastrosplenic ligament
Contains short gastrics Gastrosplenic ligament
Separates left greater and lesser sacs Gastrosplenic ligament
Connects spleen to posterior abdominal wall Splenorenal ligament
Contains splenic vessels Splenorenal ligament
Derivative of fetal umbilical vein Ligamentum teres hepatis (round ligament of the liver)
Created by: kesselmb