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greater sac or general cavity (red) and lesser sac, or omental bursa (blue).
Horizontal disposition of the peritoneum in the upper part of the abdomen.
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human anatomy, the greater sac, also known as the general cavity (of the abdomen) or peritoneum of the peritoneal cavity proper, is the cavity in the abdomen that is inside the peritoneum but outside of the lesser sac.
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It is connected with the lesser sac via the epiploic foramen, also known as the
Foramen of Winslow.
Peritoneal ligaments, mesenteries, and folds From ventral mesentery Lesser omentum: Hepatoduodenal ligament - Hepatogastric ligament Liver: Coronary ligament (Left triangular ligament, Right triangular ligament, Hepatorenal ligament) - Falciform ligament ( Round ligament of liver and Ligamentum venosum in it, but not of it) From dorsal mesentery Greater omentum: Gastrophrenic ligament - Gastrocolic ligament - Gastrosplenic ligament Mesentery: Transverse mesocolon - Sigmoid mesocolon - Mesoappendix - Root of the mesentery Splenorenal ligament - Phrenicocolic ligament Uterus/ ovaries Broad ligament of the uterus (Mesovarium, Mesosalpinx, Mesometrium) - Ovarian ligament - Suspensory ligament of the ovary Folds Umbilical folds (Supravesical fossa, Medial inguinal fossa, Lateral inguinal fossa) - Ileocecal fold - Rectouterine folds Recesses Rectouterine pouch - Vesicouterine excavation - Rectovesical excavation - Pararectal fossa - Paravesical fossa Peritoneal cavity Greater sac - Lesser sac - Foramen of Winslow
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