Order of structures in the porta hepatis (mnemonic)

A useful mnemonic to help remember the order of structures in the porta hepatis from anterior to posterior is:

DAVE

  • D: ducts (right and left hepatic duct branches)
  • A: arteries (right and left hepatic artery branches)
  • V: vein (portal vein)
  • E: epiploic foramen (of Winslow)

 

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