Hepatorenal recess

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Hepatorenal recess

The deep recess of the peritoneal cavity on the right side extending upward between the liver in front and the kidney and suprarenal behind; this is a gravity-dependent portion of the peritoneal cavity when in the supine position; fluids draining from the omental bursa drain here.

Synonym: recessus hepatorenalis, hepatorenal pouch, morisons pouch.

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