Anomalous left lobe of the liver: An anatomical insight

Farihah Haji Suhaimi*, Srijit Das, Azian Abd Latiff, Faizah Bt Othman

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Objective: To study the anomalous left lobe of liver in gross anatomy specimens. Method: The study was conducted in 100 gross anatomy specimens of the liver. Results: Out of 100 specimens studied, only a single specimen exhibited an exceptional larger left lobe with additional notches along the inferior border (1%). The left lobe was comparatively larger as compared to the right. No abnormalities were detected in the other 99 specimens. Conclusion: The classical concept of anatomical division of the lobes by the anteriorly placed falciform ligament is usually violated in this type of anomaly where the left lobe is exceptionally large as compared to the right one. Surgeons and radiologists may be aware of the anatomical and clinical significance of enlarged left lobe of liver with additional notches.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-377
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Medical Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Anatomy
  • Anomaly
  • Liver
  • Lobe
  • Notch
  • Variation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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