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Porta hepatis in relation to portal vein among Indians


Mrinalini Gaikwad1,*, KN Geetha2, K Prabhakaran1 & Gnanadesigan Ekambaram3



1Department of Anatomy, Nootan medical college and Research Centre, Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar - 384315, Gujarat, India; 2Department of Anatomy, Malabar medical college and Research Centre, Ulliyeri, Kozhikode-673315, Kerala, India; 3Department of Physiology, Nootan medical college and Research Centre, Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar 384315, Gujarat, India; *Corresponding author



Mrinalini Gaikwad - Email: mgaikwad_ana@nootanmedical.edu.in



Article Type

Research Article



Received June 2, 2022; Revised July 31, 2022; Accepted July 31, 2022, Published July 31, 2022



The porta hepatis / hilum of liver is a transverse fissure located in the inferior surface, where the major vessels and ducts enter or leave the organ. The major structures traversing the porta hepatis are the portal vein, the hepatic artery and the hepatic duct. Porta hepatis is an area of surgical and radiological significance. The knowledge of variations in structures traversing the porta hepatitis will reduce the risk of surgeries involving this area. Study was conducted in the department of anatomy dissection lab after obtaining ethical clearance. 30 liver specimens were used for these studies which were removed from the cadaver during under graduate teaching. Anatomical knowledge of variations in relations of structures present in porta hepatis is of immense help to surgeons and radiologists when they engage patients for clinical procedures like liver transplant, cholecystectomy and diagnostic procedures. Hence this study was aimed to observe the relations of portal vein in porta hepatis.



Porta hepatis, portal vein, bile duct, hepatic artery, liver specimens



Gaikwad et al. Bioinformation 18(7): 630-633 (2022)


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Biomedical Informatics



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