Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Liver and biliary anatomy
Ductus choledochus is the common bile duct and is formed by the union of the common hepatic duct and the cystic duct (from the gall bladder). It is later joined by the pancreatic duct to form the ampulla of Vater. There, the two ducts are surrounded by the muscular sphincter of Oddi.
Normal anatomy of the liver. CBD = common bile duct, CD = cystic duct, CHD = common hepatic duct, HA= hepatic artery, IVC = inferior vena cava, LHA = left hepatic artery, LHD = left hepatic duct,LHV = left hepatic vein, LPV = left portal vein, MHV = middle hepatic vein, PV = portal vein, RHA = right hepatic artery, RHD = right hepatic duct, RHV = right hepatic vein, RPV = right portal vein.