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1. The greater omentum is formed from:

a. a single layer of ventral mesentery
b. a double layer of ventral mesentery
c. a single layer of dorsal mesentery
d. a double layer of dorsal mesentery
e. Don't know

2. What statement is TRUE about the lesser sac?

a. it is the space located anterior to the stomach
b. it communicates with the greater sac via the epiploic foramen
c. it is the structure that develops into the lesser curvature of the stomach
d. two of the above are true
e. Don't know

3. The stomach forms as a fusiform (spindle shaped) dilation of the foregut during the ____ week of development.

a. 3rd
b. 4th
c. 5th
d. 6th
e. Don't know

4. When the stomach rotates_________ about a longitudinal axis, the right vagus nerve becomes the __________.

a. 90 degrees clockwise, anterior vagal trunk
b. 90 degrees counterclockwise, anterior vagal trunk
c. 90 degrees clockwise, posterior vagal trunk
d. 90 degrees counterclockwise, posterior vagal trunk
e. Don't know

5. Which statement is TRUE about the greater curvature of the stomach?

a. a structure formed from dorsal mesentery attaches to it
it is located superior to the lesser curvature of the stomach
c. it forms from the embryonic ventral (anterior) border of the stomach
d. the left vagus nerve lies directly along this curvature
e. Don't know

Last updated 5 October 2004

For more information, contact:
Valerie Dean O'Loughlin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anatomy and
Director of Undergraduate Human Anatomy
Jordan Hall 010A
Medical Sciences
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
(812) 855-7723 (voice)
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