pons hepatis


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pons hep·a·tis

a bridge of liver tissue that sometimes overlaps the fossa of the inferior vena cava, converting it into a canal.
Synonym(s): ponticulus hepatis

pons hepatis

The part of the liver sometimes present that extends from the quadrate lobe to the left lobe across the umbilical fissure.
See also: pons