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Definition: 'Hepatorenal Recess Of Subhepatic Space'

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hepatorenal recess of subhepatic space

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Definitions:
1. the deep recess of the subhepatic space of the peritoneal cavity on the right side extending upward between the liver in front and the kidney and suprarenal behind; this is a gravity-dependent portion of the peritoneal cavity when it is in the supine position; fluids drain from the omental bursa into here.

Synonyms: recessus hepatorenalis recessus subhepatici, hepatorenal pouch, Morison pouch

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