cystohepatic triangle


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cystohepatic triangle

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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.
Synonym(s): Calot triangle [TA], trigonum cystohepaticum [TA]
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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).