Right lobe of liver
|Right lobe of liver|
|Posterior and inferior surfaces of the liver. (Right lobe labeled at upper right.)|
|1: Right lobe of liver
2: Left lobe of liver
3: Quadrate lobe of liver
4: Round ligament of liver
5: Falciform ligament
6: Caudate lobe of liver
7: Inferior vena cava
8: Common bile duct
9: Hepatic artery
10: Portal vein
11: Cystic duct
12: Hepatic duct
|Latin||lobus hepatis dexter|
|Gray's||subject #250 1192|
The right lobe is much larger than the left; the proportion between them being as six to one.
It occupies the right hypochondrium, and is separated from the left lobe on its ventral surface by the falciform ligament; on its posterior surface by the ligamentum venosum for the cranial (upper) half, and by the ligamentum teres hepatis (aka Round ligament of liver) for the caudal (under) half. The ligamentum teres hepatis turns around the inferior marging of the liver to come out ventral in the falciform ligament.
The right lobe is of a somewhat quadrilateral form. Its under and posterior surfaces being marked by three fossæ: the fossa for the portal vein, the fossa for the gall-bladder and the fossae for the inferior vena cava. These separate the right lobe in two smaller lobes on its left posterior part: the quadrate lobe and the caudate lobe.
See also 
- Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator, at Elsevier 12581.000-1
- SUNY Labs 37:02-0201 - "Abdominal Cavity: Inspection of the Abdominal Viscera in situ"
- SUNY Labs 38:12-0204 - "The Visceral Surface of the Liver"
- Cross section at UV pembody/body8a
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