Porta hepatis

The porta hepatis is a deep fissure in the inferior surface of the liver through which all the neurovascular structures (except hepatic veins) and hepatic ducts enter or leave the liver 1. It contains:

From anterior to posterior, these structures lie in the order of duct-artery-vein thus the hepatic ducts are more accessible in surgery. The porta hepatis provides attachment for the lesser omentum.

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rID: 16898
Section: Anatomy
Tags: stub, refs
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    Figure 1: porta hepatitis with choledocholithiasis
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