The initial examinations revealed partial consolidation in the superior left lobe
He is now at St James University Hospital, Leeds, waiting for the left lobe
of an adult liver from a donor with the correct blood and tissue match.
Typically, surgeons transplant the smaller left lobe
into a child and the remaining 2 lobes into an adult.
As stated in standard books, caudate lobe is a part of right lobe anatomically but functionally is a part of left lobe
as it receives its blood supply from left branches of the hepatic artery and portal vein and delivers the bile to the left hepatic duct.
A thyroid ultrasound demonstrated a right lobe with a normal volume and a left lobe
with increased volume (right volume 6.1 ml, left volume 22.2 ml), with normal echogenicity and moderately inhomogeneous echotexture.
Histopathology revealed HT in right lobe and Diffuse Large B-cell Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (DLBCL) in left lobe
. Second case was of a 30 year-old man who presented with dyspnoea secondary to rapidly enlarging thyroid.
The total estimated liver volume (TELV) was calculated as 1720 cm3 and the volume of left lateral lobe was 347 cm3, considering the patient`s body weight was 73 kg, then the FRL to body weight ratio was less than 0.5%, which meant a good respectability would not be achieved in this condition.1 Therefore, we performed embolization of the right portal vein to promote hypertrophy of the left lobe
. An Ultrasound-guided percutaneous transhepatic puncture of the portal vein and embolization of its right lobe branch with coil were performed (Fig.2).
He had undergone a left lobe
thyroidectomy for multinodular goiter 21 years earlier, but he had not undergone any postoperative follow-up.
Fresher Greg Coombs, 19, was left with an inch-and-a-half chunk of his left lobe
missing after the yob lashed out in an unprovoked attack.
Harrison Ford is sporting a trendy new look these days - a gold ear- ring dangling from his left lobe
also showed two grey white nodules measuring 0.25 cm each.
On bronchoscopy, a smooth-surfaced polypoid tumour obstructing the main bronchus in the left lobe