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Liver and biliary system



liver anatomy

  • main lobar fissure: plane connecting GB bed and IVC (Cantlie line)
    • middle hepatic vein runs here
    • divides RIGHT and LEFT lobes
  • right hepatic vein: divides ANTERIOR and POSTERIOR segments of the
    • right lobe
  • falciform ligament: divides MEDIAL and LATERAL segments of the left lobe
    • contains ligmentum teres
  • caudate lobe: bounded posteriorly by fossa of IVC and anteriorly by the
    • fissure of the ligamentum venosum

Brian Funaki, MD  -  6 February 1995
Last updated:  1 October 2013


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