Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 3.2 (August 2017)

Page No.: 4191-4194

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2017.282


Satabdi Sarkar *1,  Banani Kundu 2, Tanmay Sarkar 3.

*1 Department of Anatomy, Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital, Berhampore, Murshidabad district, West Bengal, India.

2 Department of Anatomy, R G Kar Medical College and Hospital, West Bengal, India.

3 Department of Anaesthesiology, North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, West Bengal, India.

Corresponding author: Dr Satabdi Sarkar,  60/1, CC LANE, P.O. – Berhampore, District – Murshidabad, West Bengal, India, 742101.

E-Mail: dr.satabdi2010@gmail.com


Background:  Presence of accessory grooves on hepatic surface is not uncommon. Failure to appreciate such accessory grooves as anatomical variation may result in dilemma during imaging, surgery or autopsy. Literature pertaining to presence of accessory hepatic grooves is scarce and no such study was done on West Bengal population.

Materials and Methods: The researchers independently studied 63 wet specimens of liver during the period of three and half years in the department of Anatomy at various Medical Colleges of West Bengal.

Results: Approximately 6% (6.34%) of specimens had accessory grooves on different surfaces of liver.

Conclusions: Knowledge regarding the presence of accessory hepatic grooves may aid in better understanding of hepato-biliary pathologies during imaging, surgery and autopsy.

KEY WORDS: Hepatic Surfaces, Accessory Hepatic Grooves, Hepatic Grooves, Cadaveric Liver.


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Cite this article: Satabdi Sarkar, Banani Kundu, Tanmay Sarkar. CADAVERIC STUDY OF ACCESSORY GROOVES ON LIVER IN WEST BENGAL POPULATION. Int J Anat Res 2017;5(3.2):4191-4194. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2017.282