Skip to product information
1 of 2

Irina Münstermann

Greater omentum (Latin)

Greater omentum (Latin)

The greater omentum (omentum majus) is a four-layered peritoneal fold that hangs like an apron covering the abdominal organs. From left to right, the margo superior of the omentum is continuous with the lig. gastrosplenicum, greater curvature of stomach (curvatura major gastris) and the proximal part of the duodenum. It descends inferiorly over the colon transversalis, jejunum and ileum. The greater omentum then turns posteriorly, passing anterior to the colon transversum and mesocolon transversum to attach to the posterior abdominal wall. The right margin of the greater omentum is usually attached to the hepatic flexure (flexura hepatica coli) and upper portion of the ascending colon (colon ascedens). Its left margin is sometimes attached to the anterior surface of the descending colon (colon descendens). The greater omentum is vascularized by the aa. gastroomentales, and the blood is drained by vv. gastroomentales, which run between its layers.
  • Science

    License for academic purposes such as theses, research publishing and the scientific discourse

  • Education

    License for educational purposes, live teaching, presentations, handouts and exam papers

  • Commerce

    License for commercial purposes, editorial use, broadcast and video, website and social media

  • Please visit our License page to find out which license is best for you.
  • The extended usage unlocks additional ways to use our illustrations. Check the license terms for more info.

Regular price $7.56 USD
Regular price Sale price $7.56 USD
Sale Sold out
View full details
Content type
File size
235.38 KB
2 MP