Absence of the Left Lobe of the Liver in a Cadaver: Case report

  • AD Zagga
  • AA Tadros
  • JD Usman
  • A Bello
Keywords: Absence, Left lobe, Liver, Cadaver, Dissection

Abstract

Congenital liver abnormalities are rare. Herein, we report, review, discuss and compare the literature on the absence of the left lobe of the liver in cadavers with our finding during routine cadaveric dissection for undergraduate medical students in the Department of Anatomy, College of Health Sciences, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria. The incidence of the liver lobe anomalies could be very high in a society, but why it is not noticed very often, may be that these cases are usually asymptomatic. On the other hand it
is especially important to keep in mind these anomalies in the correct preoperative diagnosis, because it will be helpful for the surgeon in planning biliary surgery or a portosystemic anastomosis.
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