Hepatogastric ligament

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.

Gross anatomy

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. 

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic

Article information

rID: 26566
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Gastrohepatic ligament

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