PONS HEPATIS â€“ A BRIDGING HEPATIC PARENCHYMA OVER FISSURE FOR LIGAMENTUM TERES - CASE REPORT
Dr. Jahira Banu T. and Dr. Yogesh Ashok Sontakke*
Knowledge of morphological variations on the surface of liver is important to have safe surgical outcome. During routine dissection for MBBS students, a variant liver was found. A liver had a bridging tissue that crossed the fissure for ligamentum teres hepatis. The bridge of tissue connecting quadrate lobe with left lobe of liver on its inferior aspect called pons hepatis. Size of the bridge was 3 cm x 2.5 cm. A conical process measuring about 1.5 x1 cm with apex pointed anteriorly also found extending from bridge. The liver variations on the external surface of liver is important as it may mislead the surgeons and radiologist.
Keywords: Liver, Ligamentum teres hepatis, pons hepatis.
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