An unusual morphology of the human liver: A case report with emphasis on its clinical implications

P. P J Rao, B. V. Murlimanju, S. W. Lobo, R. G. Menezes

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During routine autopsy of a male aged 45 years, it was observed that the liver was having some unusual morphology. There were two vertically placed furrows present on the anterior surface of the right lobe. The furrows were partially deep and measured 7 and 4 cm in length. It was reported that the anomalies of the liver are rare in occurrence. The clinician should be aware of developmental anomalies of the liver, as they may cause confusion during the procedures like biopsy, transplantation and lobectomies. In some circumstances the anomalies of liver may be associated with conditions like diaphragmatic hernia, gastric volvulus and portal hypertension. We believe that this case report is important for the clinicians who are involved in the diagnosis and management of hepatic diseases. The knowledge is also enlightening for the morphologists and embryologists.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-304
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Morphological Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cell Biology
  • Anatomy
  • Histology

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