Liver Anatomy: Variant Venous Anatomy and Implications for Resection

  • Ajay V. Maker
  • William R. Jarnagin
  • Anne M. CoveyEmail author


The complexity of radiologic and surgical interventions on the liver has increased in the last decade. Knowledge of anatomical variants is crucial for safe hepatic resection and for preservation of adequate inflow and outflow to the functional remnant liver tissue. There are many congenital and acquired anomalies of the portal vein that need to be identified preoperatively, and their presence may indicate concomitant variations in biliary ductal anatomy.


Congenital anomalies of the liver Hepatic anatomy variants Hepatic vein ­variations Liver anatomy Venous anatomy variants 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ajay V. Maker
    • 2
  • William R. Jarnagin
    • 3
    • 4
  • Anne M. Covey
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical OncologyUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryWeill Medical College of Cornell UniversityNew YorkUSA

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