Caudad, the lesser omentum and the suspensory ligament are seen to have a common concave falciform edge.
Its anterior surface alone is invested with peritoneum, being covered by the posterior layer of the lesser omentum.
The arrow is passed behind the right free edge of the lesser omentum.
The ventral surface of the gut is covered by the ventral layer, the dorsal surface by the dorsal layer of the lesser omentum.
We will see later in what way the permanent adult arrangement of the lesser omentum is brought about.
The primitive biliary duct, portal vein and hepatic artery reach the liver between the layers of the lesser omentum.
lesser omentum n.
A peritoneal fold passing from the margins of the portal fissure to the lesser curvature of the stomach and to the upper border of the duodenum. Also called omentulum.