Skip to main content

Unfortunately we don't fully support your browser. If you have the option to, please upgrade to a newer version or use Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Safari 14 or newer. If you are unable to, and need support, please send us your feedback.

Elsevier
Publish with us
Gastrophrenic Ligament
Digestive System

Gastrophrenic Ligament

Ligamentum gastrophrenicum

Read more

Key Features/Anatomical Relations

The gastrophrenic ligament is a thin layer of peritoneal tissue and forms part of the greater omentum. The gastrophrenic ligament attaches the proximal portion of the greater curvature of the stomach (near the posterior fundus) to the diaphragm. The two layers of this ligament will separate near the attachment on the stomach, which leaves a small “bare” area on its posterior surface that lacks peritoneum.

This ligament serves as the upper left border for the lesser sac of the peritoneal cavity.

Complete Anatomy
The world's most advanced 3D anatomy platform
Try it for Free

Learn more about this topic from other Elsevier products

Joint Ligament

ScienceDirect image

Laxity of the TMJ ligaments → hypotonus of the temporal and masseter muscles → dropping of the jaw.

Explore on ScienceDirect(opens in new tab/window)

Complete Anatomy

The world's most advanced 3D anatomy platform

Complete Anatomy