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Fundus of stomach

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The fundus of stomach is one of the main sections of this organ. It is the dome shaped superior dilation of the stomach that projects superiorly to the level of the cardial orifice (which is the opening between the esophagus and the stomach).

The fundus of stomach lies in contact with the left dome of the diaphragm and allows for the accumulation of gases produced by digestion.

Terminology English: Fundus of stomach
Latin: Fundus gastris
Definiton Area of the stomach above the level of the cardial orifice

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