Advance of the Secondary Glissonean Pedicle Tree Branches into the Liver

Figure 1.4 shows the entry of the branches of the Glissonean pedicles into the liver at the hepatic hilum. Three secondary branches—that is, those contributing to the right, middle, and left segments—enter the liver through separate openings, while some small branches go to the caudate area, entering the liver through smaller openings. All of these openings begin at the hepatic hilum and lead to the liver parenchyma.

Fig. 1.4. Entry of the Glissonean pedicles into the liver at the hepatic hilum

2 New Concept of Liver Segmentation on the Basis of the Glissonean Pedicle (Takasaki's Segmentation)

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