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Concepts for Liver Segment Classification: Neither Old Ones nor New Ones, but a Comprehensive One.

Jean H D FaselAndrea Schenk
Department of Cellular Physiology and Metabolism, University Medical Center, Geneva, Switzerland, Department of Liver Research, Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing, Bremen, Germany
Date of Submission: 04-Aug-2013, Date of Acceptance: 26-Aug-2013, Date of Web Publication: 29-Oct-2013.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Jean H. D. Fasel

Department of Cellular Physiology and Metabolism, University Medical Center, Rue M. Servet 1, CH ‑ 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland.
E-mail: jean.fasel@unige.ch

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Jean H. D. Fasel

Department of Cellular Physiology and Metabolism, University Medical Center, Rue M. Servet 1, CH ‑ 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland.
E-mail: jean.fasel@unige.ch

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.120803 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin


Concepts dealing with the subdivision of the human liver into independent vascular and biliary territories are applied routinely in radiological, surgical, and gastroenterological practice. Despite Couinaud's widely used eight-segments scheme, opinions on the issue differ considerably between authors. The aim of this article is to illustrate the scientific basis for understanding and harmonizing inconsistencies between seemingly contradictory observations. Possible clinical implications are addressed.
Keywords: Anatomy, Liver, Radiology, Segments, Surgery

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