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Okajimas Folia Anat Jpn. 2002 Dec;79(5):159-62.

A rare multiple variation of the greater omentum.

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Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kocaeli, Derince Kocaeli, Turkey.


In a dissection performed in our department, we observed multiple variations of the greater omentum. The unusual attachments of the greater omentum were identified. While the right upper part combined with ligamentum teres hepatis, the left upper part had connection with the anterolateral abdominal wall. In addition, the free lower margin of the greater omentum was bound to the front of the abdomen wall. These unusual attachments contained vessels and nerves. The greater omentum is used in reconstructive surgery of the chest wall. And its ligaments are important in abdominal surgery. Therefore, it is important to keep in mind the different attachments of the greater omentum, so that caution is required during intraabdominal surgery and also in appropriately interpreting the radiographs.

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