hepatic segment


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hepatic segment

A functional subdivision of the hepatic lobes into segments based on the branching of the right and left common hepatic duct, portal vein and hepatic artery. The term has been slightly altered, and now refers to the anterior and posterior segments of the right hepatic, and medial and lateral segments of the left hepatic lobes.
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hepatic segment

A subdivision of the lobes of the liver.
See also: segment
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Absence of hepatic segment of inferior vena cava with azygous continuation.
The hepatic veins drained into a stump of the hepatic segment of the IVC, which opened cranially into the right atrium and caudally drained into the right renal vein, at the confluence with right IVC (Figures 1(a)-1(g)).
Complete rupture of hepatic segments 6 and 7 and contusion of hepatic segments 5 and 8 (grade IV injury) were managed by resection of both segments 6 and 7.
Elective portal venous embolization as a prelude to surgical resection is routinely performed, well tolerated, and typically encompasses multiple hepatic segments if not an entire lobe.
Size, number, location, hepatic segments involved and the relationship of the lesions to vascular and biliary structures are noted (CERWENKA et al., 2004; PATEL & ROH, 2004).
Subsequent abdominal multidetector computed tomography (CT) and MRI examinations showed a well-defined heterogeneous hypervascular mass affecting the hepatic segments 5, 7 and 8.