porta hepatis


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porta

 [por´tah] (L.)
an entrance or gateway, especially the site where blood vessels and other supplying or draining structures enter an organ; called also portal.
porta he´patis the transverse fissure on the visceral surface of the liver, where the portal vein and hepatic artery enter and the hepatic ducts leave. Called also portal fissure and transverse fissure.

por·ta hep·a·tis

[TA]
a transverse fissure on the visceral surface of the liver between the caudate and quadrate lobes, lodging the portal vein, hepatic artery, hepatic nerve plexus, hepatic ducts, and lymphatic vessels.

porta hepatis

por·ta hep·a·tis

(pōr'tă hep'ă-tis) [TA]
A transverse fissure on the visceral surface of the liver between the caudate and quadrate lobes, lodging the portal vein, hepatic artery, hepatic nerve plexus, hepatic ducts, and lymphatic vessels.
Synonym(s): caudal transverse fissure, portal fissure.

porta

pl. portae [L.] an entrance or gateway, especially the site where blood vessels and other supplying or draining structures enter an organ.

porta hepatis
the fissure on the visceral surface of the liver, where the portal vein and hepatic artery enter and the bile duct leaves. Called also portal fissure and transverse fissure.
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This case highlights the importance of detailed and complete evaluation of patients presenting with biliary obstruction; thus, one should have a high index of suspicion to rule out secondaries at porta hepatis from a primary at a distant organ rather than from adjacent organs.
Proper hepatic artery divides into right and left branches at the porta hepatis before they run into the parenchyma of the liver.
About 20% of cases have a patent common bile duct and gallbladder, leading to a mucocele, which can be used as the conduit with the transected porta hepatis (i.
Subsequently, ultrasound and CT abdomen were carried out which showed moderate intrahepatic biliary dilatation, gallstones, thrombosed portal and superior mesenteric veins, aneurysmal dilatation of the portal vein along with multiple dilated collateral seen at the porta hepatis, which were compressing the CBD at its mid level (Figure-2).
2) Mesenteroaxial gastric volvuli are characterized by an axis of rotation around a line that runs from the center of the greater curvature to the porta hepatis (transverse axis), with the site of obstruction being located in the pyloric antrum.
There was compression of the porta hepatis with dilatation of the intrahepatic bile ducts.
The average length of fissures to the right of porta hepatis was 2.
The fibrotic portal plate must now be transected high at the level of the porta hepatis without entering the liver parenchyma.
Mild lymphadenopathy was present, with one prominent lymph node near the porta hepatis.
The Right and Left hepatic ducts (RHD and LHD) emerge from the right and left lobes of Liver in the porta hepatis.