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Spleen Anatomy: 16

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The greater omentum drapes from the greater curve of the stomach over the splenic flexure and transverse colon and the lower pole of the spleen is attached to it.       

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Spleen Anatomy: 17

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The splenic peritoneum anteriorly is reflected onto the gastrosplenic ligament which is flattened between the gastric surface of the spleen and the posterolateral gastric wall. The omental bursa lies on the other side of the ligament. The lateral peritoneal reflection lies beneath the posterior lip of the spleen and passes onto the renal fascia forming the splenorenal ligament.      

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Spleen Anatomy: 18

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Retracting the stomach medially stretches the gastrosplenic ligament and the short gastric vessels (arrow).       

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