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The hepatogastric (gastrohepatic) ligament is a peritoneal ligament that together with the hepatoduodenal ligament forms the lesser omentum. It derives from the embryonic ventral mesentery.
The hepatogastric ligament extends from the fissure of the ligamentum venosum and porta hepatis to the lesser curvature of the stomach.
It is formed by two layers of peritoneum separated by a variable amount of connective tissue, principally fat.
- left gastric artery
- right gastric artery
- left gastric (coronary) vein
- right gastric vein
- part of the hepatic lymph node chain4
The gastrohepatic ligament acts as an important route of gastric neoplasm spread to the hilum of the liver with gastric perforation in addition also possibly extending within the fold 4.
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