A Morphologic Study on the Caudate Lobe of Liver
Dai Xiaosi Peng Xiangyu Cai Changping et al Department of Anatomy, Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong 637007
The position, adjacency and shapes of caudate lobe of liver were studied on 30 adult livers. The crevice or notch of hepatic caudate lobe were found in 28 cases(93.3%),the average width of the crevice was 2.4±0.8mm and the average depth was 5±3mm. 68 pedicles were found in 30 cases: of which 2 pedicles on one liver was 22 cases(73.3%), 3 pedicles was 7 cases(23.3%)and 4 pedicles was only 1(3.3%). Superior or infenor to the ligament of inferior vena cava(IVC), the right inferior phrenic vein drained into the IVC. The problem on excision of hepatic caudate lobe was discussed.