is a primitive part of gastrointestinal system containing a vast network of blood supply and lymphatics, even if deprived of its own blood supply it might survive by attacking arteries in the vicinity.
These include, in descending order of frequency: the serosal surface of the small intestine, greater omentum
, parietal peritoneum, surface of the large intestine, mesentery, undersurface of the diaphragm, and the thorax.
In the terrier, the greater omentum
and a part of the right apical lung lobe showed changes similar to those in the lymph nodes.
In the apple-shaped people, the problem is that fat is not just being accumulated immediately under the skin, but within the potentially huge fat storage areas in the greater omentum
, the membrane structure that lies over and helps protect the intestines, making them at higher health risk than their pear-shaped counterparts.
We recently encountered a case of primary omental pregnancy located on the "gastrocolic ligament," a portion of the greater omentum
passing from the greater curvature of the stomach and the first part of the duodenum to the transverse colon.
The greater omentum
, containing adipose tissue, hangs loosely over the front of the transverse colon and intestines (12).