• William P. LongmireJr.
  • Ronald K. Tompkins
Part of the Comprehensive Manuals of Surgical Specialties book series (CMSS)


The largest single organ in the body is the liver. Roughly wedge-shaped, it weighs about 1500 g in the normal adult and occupies the right subphrenic space with a relatively thin tongue of the organ extending across the midline into the left subphrenic space. Despite a considerable volume of knowledge concerning the dual arrangement of the intrahepatic structures and the bilaterality of the liver, most anatomy textbooks continue to refer to the division of the liver by the falciform ligament into two grossly unequal lobes.


Bile Duct Hepatic Vein Left Lobe Caudate Lobe Porta Hepatis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William P. LongmireJr.
    • 1
  • Ronald K. Tompkins
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUCLA School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.UCLA School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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