A peculiar liver with surgically and radiologically important variations: a case report

Satheesha B Nayak, Snigdha Mishra, Bincy M George, Surekha D Shetty, Naveen Kumar, Anitha Guru, Srinivasa S Rao, Ashwini Aithal

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A peculiar liver was found in an adult male cadaver during a dissection class for undergraduate medical students. The quadrate lobe and fissure for the ligamentum teres were totally absent. Thus, the cystic notch on the inferior border was very broad and deep, and the fundus and body of the gall bladder popped out through this notch. The cystic duct terminated into the right hepatic duct at the porta hepatis instead of terminating into the common hepatic duct. Awareness of variations of the lobes and fissures may minimize a misdiagnosis of liver problems. The aim of the current study was to alert radiologists and surgeons about possible variations in the external appearance and anomalies of the lobes and fissures of the liver.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-4
Number of pages3
JournalAnatomy and Cell Biology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes

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