lienorenal ligament

lienorenal ligament
li·eno·re·nal ligament .lī-ə-nō-'rēn-əl- n a mesenteric fold passing from the spleen to the left kidney and affording support to the splenic artery and vein called also phrenicolienal ligament

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ligamentum splenorenale.

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  • Splenorenal ligament — Infobox Ligament Name = Splenorenal ligament Latin = ligamentum splenorenale GraySubject = 278 GrayPage = 1283 Caption = Horizontal disposition of the peritoneum in the upper part of the abdomen. (Phrenicolienal ligament labeled at bottom right.) …   Wikipedia

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  • splenorenal — Relating to the spleen and the kidney; denoting a ligament or fold of peritoneum extending between the two structures. SYN: lienorenal, splenonephric. * * * spleno·re·nal .splen ō rēn əl adj of, relating to, or joining the splenic and renal veins …   Medical dictionary

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