An unusual morphology of the human liver: a case report with emphasis on its clinical implications

Rao , PPJ and *, Murlimanju, BV and Lobo, SW and Menezes, RG (2011) An unusual morphology of the human liver: a case report with emphasis on its clinical implications. Journal of Morphological Science, 28 (4). pp. 303-304.

[img]
Preview
PDF
z-liver_article.pdf - Published Version

Download (203kB)

Abstract

During routine autopsy of a male aged 45 years, it was observed that the liver was having some unusual morphology. There were two vertically placed furrows present on the anterior surface of the right lobe. The furrows were partially deep and measured 7 and 4 cm in length. It was reported that the anomalies of the liver are rare in occurrence. The clinician should be aware of developmental anomalies of the liver, as they may cause confusion during the procedures like biopsy, transplantation and lobectomies. In some circumstances the anomalies of liver may be associated with conditions like diaphragmatic hernia, gastric volvulus and portal hypertension. We believe that this case report is important for the clinicians who are involved in the diagnosis and management of hepatic diseases. The knowledge is also enlightening for the morphologists and embryologists.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Case report
Uncontrolled Keywords: development, furrow, morphology, autopsy, variation.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Anatomy
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2012 10:16
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2012 10:16
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/1892

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item