ACCESSORY LOBES, ACCESSORY FISSURES AND PROMINENT PAPILLARY PROCESS OF THE LIVER

Alexey Pryakhin, Sergey Yukhimets, Elena Chernomortseva, Ainory P. Gesase

Corresponding Author Address: Dr. Alexey Pryakhin, MD, PhD, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Health and Allied Sciences, University of Dodoma, P.O. Box 259, Dodoma, Tanzania, email:
alpryakhin1980@gmail.com, phone number: +255687509605

ABSTRACT
Often unreported hepatic variations include accessory fissures, lobes and processes. Variant hepatic fissures further show variations in location and depth. Accessory lobes of the liver have different size, shape, situation, connection with maternal organ. These abnormalities in the anatomy of human liver have the unspecified clinical significance. We described four examples with a combination of accessory lobes, accessory fissures and prominent papillary processes. Clinicians should be aware of such variations to prevent diagnostic and therapeutic misadventures.

Keywords: Liver, Lobes, Fissures, Anomalies of development, Additional anatomical structures.

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