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Left lobe of liver

Other Terms: Left liver lobe, Lobus hepatis sinister, Lobe gauche du foie

Description

The left lobe is smaller than the right in all of its diameters. It is found in the epigastric region and rarely extends more than six centimeters beyond the left margin of the sternum. It overlaps and almost completely covers the stomach when it is not distended. The posterior surface of this lobe is notched for the esophagus. To the left of this notch, on the inferior surface, is the shallow gastric impression for the stomach. Between this depression and the left sagittal fissure is a slight elevation, the omental tuberosity, which lies against the lesser omentum and the lesser curvature of the stomach.

Latin

Lobus hepatis sinister

French

Lobe gauche du foie

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