Cystohepatic triangle | definition of cystohepatic triangle by Medical dictionary
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cystohepatic triangle [TA]
area bounded by the cystic duct, common hepatic duct, and inferior (visceral) surface of the liver; the cystic artery lies within the cystohepatic triangle, which is used to locate it during a laparoscopic cholescystectomy.
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Calot's triangle (or the cystohepatic triangle
) is an anatomic space bounded superiorly by the inferior surface of the liver, laterally by the CD, and medially by the common hepatic duct.
It is most commonly a branch of right hepatic artery and arises in the triangle between common hepatic duct, cystic duct and the visceral surface of the liver-the cystohepatic triangle (of Calot).
The Calot's triangle (cystohepatic triangle), is an important imaginary referent area for biliary surgery.