Ventral Mesentery Derivatives

The ventral mesentery derivatives are the gastrohepatic, hepatoduodenal, and falciform ligaments.

The free edge of the gastrohepatic ligament is the hepatoduodenal ligament, which contains the portal triad. In the liver hilum, Glisson's capsule is the extension of the tissue of the subperitoneal space that accom panies the portal vein, hepatic artery, bile ducts, and lymphatics into the periportal spaces.

As the gastrohepatic ligament extends superiorly, the planes of reflection continue to form the falciform ligament. This extends from the liver to the anterior abdominal wall, carrying the ligamentum teres in its free edge.

These ligaments provide pathways interconnecting the liver, gallbladder, duodenum, stomach, pancreas, and distal esophagus.1,3,5,6

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