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Surg Clin North Am. 2010 Aug;90(4):643-53. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2010.04.017.

Liver anatomy.

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Division of Surgical Oncology, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital, Richard J. Solove Research Institute, 410 West, 10th Avenue, N-924 Doan Hall, Columbus, OH 43210, USA.

Abstract

Understanding the complexities of the liver has been a long-standing challenge to physicians and anatomists. Significant strides in the understanding of hepatic anatomy have facilitated major progress in liver-directed therapies--surgical interventions, such as transplantation, hepatic resection, hepatic artery infusion pumps, and hepatic ablation, and interventional radiologic procedures, such as transarterial chemoembolization, selective internal radiation therapy, and portal vein embolization. Without understanding hepatic anatomy, such progressive interventions would not be feasible. This article reviews the history, general anatomy, and the classification schemes of liver anatomy and their relevance to liver-directed therapies.

PMID:
20637938
PMCID:
PMC4038911
DOI:
10.1016/j.suc.2010.04.017
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