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Fundus (stomach)



Fundus (stomach)
Outline of stomach, showing its anatomical landmarks.
Diagram from cancer.gov:
* 1. Body of stomach
* 2. Fundus
* 3. Anterior wall
* 4. Greater curvature
* 5. Lesser curvature
* 6. Cardia
* 9. Pyloric sphincter
* 10. Pyloric antrum
* 11. Pyloric canal
* 12. Angular notch
* 13. Gastric canal
* 14. Rugal folds

Work of the United States Government
Latin fundus gastricus
Gray's subject #247 1163
MeSH Gastric+Fundus
Dorlands/Elsevier f_17/12380862

The fundus of the stomach is the left portion of the stomach's body, and is marked off from the remainder of the body by a plane passing horizontally through the cardiac orifice.

Additional recommended knowledge

As the rounded part of the upper stomach, it allows for an accumulation of gases produced by chemical digestion.

It will also store undigested food for up to 1 hour.

See also

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