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GIT Mnemonic For Rotation of Stomach

Hi all!
I always have trouble remembering what becomes what when the stomach rotates 90 degrees clockwise. The embryonic ventral surface becomes the right side of the stomach while the original dorsal surface becomes the left. Likewise, the original left side becomes the ventral and the right becomes the dorsal.
Watch this animation for a better understanding

Phew! It's hard visualizing when this question is on the exam or something (indirectly or directly) therefore I made the following mnemonic to help me:

(We are the losers lost in the woods right in the dark)
"V R D Losers, Lost in the Voods, Right in the Dark"

V= ventral
R= Right




The first letter stands for what it originally was, and the second letter stands for what it becomes. For example, "VR= The original ventral surfaces becomes Right. Now you can see why the ventral mesogastrium becomes the lesser omentum (on the right side).

Hope this helps!

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