Intractable Rare Dis Res. 2012;1(2):86-91. (DOI: 10.5582/irdr.2012.v1.2.86)

Accessory lobes of the liver: A report of 3 cases and review of the literature.

Wang CL, Cheng L, Zhang ZQ, Xie TT, Ding HY, Deng QH, Yuan ZD


This article is about 3 cases of accessory lobes of the liver. Case One involved a pedunculated accessory lobe of the liver (ALL), Case Two involved a true ectopic liver, and Case Three involved a sessile accessory lobe of the liver. All 3 cases were diagnosed by computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and confirmed by surgical and histological examination. The pertinent literature on accessory lobes of the liver is also reviewed.

KEYWORDS: Accessory lobe of the liver (ALL), computed tomography (CT), magneticresonance image (MRI)

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