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Liver In Situ and Variations in Form

Liver In Situ and Variations in Form

Liver In Situ andVariations in Form

TERMS

– left lobe of liver

– caudate lobe seen through lesser omentum (hepatogastric ligament)

– window cut in lesser omentum (hepatoduodenal ligament)

– hepatic artery proper

– common bile duct

– hepatic portal vein

– lesser omentum (hepatogastric ligament)

– spleen

– stomach

– left colic flexure (left splenic flexure)

– greater omentum

– round ligament (ligamentum teres) of liver (obliterated umbilical vein)

– quadrate lobe

– gallbladder

– right lobe of liver

– omental foramen (epiploic foramen)(foramen of Winslow)

– kidney (retroperitoneal)

– duodenum

– greater omentum

– right colic flexure (right hepatic flexure)

 

VARIATIONS IN FORMS OF LIVER

– very small left lobe, deep costal impressions

– complete atrophy of left lobe (left portal vein compression)

– transverse, “saddlelike” liver, relatively large left lobe

– “tongulike” process of right lobe

– Very deep renal impression and “corset constriction”

– diaphragmatic grooves

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