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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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.