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Splenorenal Ligament
Digestive System

Splenorenal Ligament

Ligamentum splenorenale

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Key Features/Anatomical Relations

The splenorenal ligament forms part of the greater omentum. The layers of the gastrosplenic ligament widen as they encompass the spleen. Near the posterior surface of the spleen, they come back together to form the splenorenal ligament.

The splenorenal ligament extends from the spleen to the peritoneum lining the posterior abdominal wall, near the anterior surface of the left kidney.

The distal portions of the splenic vessels, and the tail of the pancreas are located within the splenorenal ligament.

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List of Clinical Correlates

- Splenectomy

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