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Gastrocolic Ligament
Digestive System

Gastrocolic Ligament

Ligamentum gastrocolicum

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Key Features/Anatomical Relations

The gastrocolic ligament forms part of the greater omentum. It’s the portion of the greater omentum that attaches from the stomach to the transverse colon. This ligament forms the anterior wall of the omental bursa (lesser sac).

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List of Clinical Correlates

- Whipple procedures

- Gastric bypass

- Distal pancreatectomy

- Access to the lesser sac

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