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The lesser sac (omental bursa) is directly continuous with which of the following recesses
or spaces?
A. Infracolic compartment
B. Left colic gutter
C. Left subphrenic recess
D. Right subphrenic space
E. Hepatorenal recess
 

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E. Hepatorenal recess
 

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The answer is E
The omental (epiploic) foramen connects the lesser sac with the hepatorenal (subhepatic) recess of the greater sac. The hepatorenal recess then communicates with the right subphrenic recess and right paracolic gutter. The subhepatic recess is perhaps the most frequently infected intra-abdominal space as a result of appendicitis, liver abscess,perforated duodenal and gastric ulcers, or perforation of the biliary tree.
 
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