GASTRO-PANCREATIC AND GASTRO-DUODENO-PANCREATIC LIGAMENTS: A CASE OF TWO UNUSUAL INHABITANTS OF THE OMENTAL BURSA AND THEIR CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS

Ashaolu J.O.¹, Abimbola O.O.¹, Ukwenya V.O2

  1. Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Basic Medical sciences, Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria.
  2. Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Basic Medical sciences, Ekiti State University, Ekiti State , Nigeria.

Correspondence to: Ashaolu, James Olumide Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Basic Medical sciences, Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria. Olusco172003@yahoo.com+234-8137609462

ABSTRACT

This paper reports a cadaveric case of two unusual peritoneal structures; namely, the gastro-pancreatic and gastro-duodeno-pancreatic ligaments. The gastropancreatic ligament is a broad peritoneal structure that holds the stomach and the pancreas together and has occasionally been reported while gastro-duodeno-pancreatic ligament is our new finding. It attaches the stomach, duodenum and the pancreas. The existence of these ligaments may create clinical conditions such as internal herniation or viscera kinking and they limit the movement easing function of the omenta bursa. It is important that such anatomical variations be brought to the knowledge of anatomists, surgeons and radiologists.

Key words: gastro-pancreatic ligament, gastro-duodeno-pancreatic ligament, omenta bursa, peritoneum, variation, omental foramen, cystoduodenal ligament

 
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