Epiploic foramen

Epiploic foramen

The passage, below and behind the portal hepatis, connecting the two sacs of the peritoneum; it is bounded anteriorly by the hepatoduodenal ligament and posteriorly by a peritoneal fold over the inferior vena cava.

Synonym: foramen omentale, foramen epiploicum, aditus ad saccum peritonei minorem, duverneys foramen, winslows foramen.

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