Accessory liver lobe attached to the wall of the gallbladder: a cadaveric case report

Rao, Srinivasa Sirasanagandla and Kumar, Naveen and Nayak, Satheesha B and Shetty, Surekha D and Bhat, Kumar MR (2013) Accessory liver lobe attached to the wall of the gallbladder: a cadaveric case report. Anatomical Science International , 88 (4). pp. 246-248. ISSN 1447-6959

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Abstract

Abstract: Accessory liver lobe is found incidentally during laparoscopy, laparotomy or autopsy performed for unrelated reasons. The occurrence of accessory liver lobe attached to the gallbladder is reported rarely in the literature. During regular dissection classes, we came across an accessory liver lobe in the wall of the gallbladder in an adult male cadaver. On its left, it was connected to the quadrate lobe by a short fold of peritoneum. On the right, it was attached to the wall of the gallbladder.The fragment was triangular in shape, and was 20 mm in length, 11 mm in width and 6 mm thick. The histology of the fragment revealed the unusual architecture of hepatic tissue with the absence of the classical hexagonal lobule pattern. Cords of hepatocytes surrounding the central vein, with an absence of portal canals, were observed. There were branches of hepatic artery, portal vein and hepatic duct in its peritonealfold. Smooth muscle fibers were also observed along its attachment on the wall of the gallbladder. Awareness of the incidence of accessory liver lobe in the wall of the gallbladder is of clinical importance during the diagnosis and treatment of gallstones.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quadrate lobe; Accessory liver lobe; Hepatic tissue; Anomaly; Gall bladder.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anatomy
Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2013 04:08
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2013 04:08
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/137511

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