Tag Archives: liver anatomy

Segmental volumes analysis of the liver: neither segments nor patients are equal

Here is my editorial highlight from the May issue of HPB the official journal of the IHPBA, AHPBA, E-AHPBA. The technology used to measure liver volume continues to improve and with it our understanding of liver anatomy in relation to … Continue reading

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Flying a kite for liver resection

A simple tip for surgeons and assistants for liver resections. One of my colleagues reminded me that I had described the traction required on the liver during parenchymal transection as “like flying a kite”. I do worry sometimes that my … Continue reading

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Consider the venous outflow as well as the liver inflow during staged hepatic resections

Here is my highlight from this months (November) HPB Journal published by Wiley. (In terms of conflict of interest I should state that I am one of 3 Associate Editors of this Journal). The success of chemotherapy for colorectal hepatic … Continue reading

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The Y, the T and the backward 7 of portal veins

I previously wrote a blog around rotation of the porta hepatis and the conformational changes that this can cause. Changes in the volume of relative components of the liver can also cause changes in the main portal venous trunk. This … Continue reading

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Rotation of the portal vein & surgery

Change of orientation of the porta hepatis and  portal vein in liver atrophy and hypertrophy. In cirrhosis there is often marked atrophy of the right lobe of the liver.  At the same time there is often caudate hypertrophy principally on … Continue reading

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