foramen bursae omentalis majorismedical dictionary

<anatomy, embryology> A foramen produced by two folds of peritoneum, that covering the common/proper hepatic artery on the right and that covering the left gastric artery on the left, which encroach upon and constrict the omental bursa.

It forms a communication between the superior recess of the lesser sac which lies above it and the remainder of the omental bursa.

(12 Sep 2002)