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Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts-nontumor

Normal anatomy

Reviewers: Komal Arora, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 8 April 2012, last major update April 2012
Copyright: (c) 2004-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.


● 1200-1600g
● Dual blood supply of portal vein (2/3) and hepatic artery (1/3) via porta hepatis (common hepatic bile duct exists in same region)
● Blood exits liver via left and right hepatic veins to inferior vena cava
● Divided into right and left lobes by Cantlie’s line projecting between gallbladder fossa and vena cava and defined by middle hepatic vein
● Right lobe is divided into anterior and posterior segments by right hepatic vein
● Left lobe is divided into medial and lateral segments by left hepatic vein
Intrahepatic biliary tree: classified into intrahepatic large bile ducts (grossly visible with fibrous ductal wall and peribiliary glands) and small bile ducts
Regional lymph nodes: hilar, hepatoduodenal ligament, caval


Anterior and posterior views

Blood supply

Intrahepatic biliary tree

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