Chapter 23
The Digestive System
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Sternum
Nipple
Liver
Right lobe of liver
Gallbladder
Bare area
Falciform ligament
Left lobe of liver
Round ligament
(ligamentum teres)
(a)
Lesser omentum
(in fissure)
Left lobe of liver
(b)
Porta hepatis
containing hepatic
artery (left) and
hepatic portal vein
(right)
Quadrate lobe
of liver
Ligamentum teres
Gallbladder
Hepatic vein (cut)
Sulcus for inferior
vena cava
Caudate lobe
of liver
Bare area
Bile duct (cut)
Right lobe of liver
Figure 23.24
Gross anatomy of the human liver.
(a)
Anterior view of the liver.
(b)
Posteroinferior aspect of the liver. In this view a group of fissures separate the four liver
lobes. The porta hepatis is a deep fissure that contains the hepatic portal vein, hepatic artery,
common hepatic duct, and lymphatics. (For related images, see
A Brief Atlas of the Human
Body
, Figures 64 and 65.)
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