International Journal of Anatomy and Research

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Type of Article: Case Report

Year: 2016 | Volume 4 | Issue 1 | Page No. 1958-1960

Date of Publication: 29-02-2016



Veena Vidya Shankar *1, Roopa Kulkarni 2.

*1 MBBS, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, M.S.Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
2 MBBS, MS, Senior Professor, Department of Anatomy, M.S.Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Address: Dr. Dr.Veena Vidya Shankar, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, M.S.Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore 560054, Karnataka, India. Contact No.: Mobile: +919980308735


Congenital abnormalities of the liver are very rare.  Knowledge of such anomalies will be of great help to the clinicians, surgeons, radiologists and embryologists. In the initial development, the right and left lobes of the liver are equal in size, but due to the development of neighboring organs on the left side, the left lobe regresses.  This anomaly can be diagnosed in living by Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. In the present case this anomaly was noticed in a formalin embalmed middle aged male cadaver, during the routine abdomen dissection for undergraduates.  The left lobe of the liver was seen to be very small and separated from the right lobe by a well defined fissures. The cause of the reduced size was not known as the neighboring organs were found to be normal in size. The contours of the liver were smooth and uniform.
KEY WORDS: Liver, lobes of liver, hypoplastic lobe of liver, congenital defects of liver.


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Veena Vidya Shankar, Roopa Kulkarni. HYPOPLASTIC LEFT LOBE OF THE LIVER: A CASE REPORT. Int J Anat Res 2016;4(1):1958-1960. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2016.120




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