European Journal of Anatomy

Official Journal of The Spanish Society of Anatomy
Cover Volume 9 - Number 1
Eur J Anat, 9 (1): 55-57 (2005)

A rare case of combined hypoplasia of the right lobe of the liver and a persistent right umbilical vein

Shankar N., Rabi S.

Department of Anatomy, Christian Medical College, Vellore 632 002, India

ABSTRACT Developmental anomalies in the biliary tract occur mainly in the extra hepatic part and its vascular tree. The liver itself is usually free from major structural anomalies. Anomalies of the hepatic lobes are rare. Alterations in umbilical venous anatomy, especially the persistence of a right umbilical vein is considered rare. However, with the advent of ultrasonography and its use in prenatal diagnosis, its incidence has been increased. Here we report a case of hypoplasia of the right lobe of liver associated with a persistent right umbilical vein and discuss its clinical significance.

Keywords: adult, article, cadaver, case report, disease association, echography, female, histopathology, human, human tissue, hypoplasia, incidence, incidental finding, liver hypoplasia, persistent right umbilical vein, prenatal diagnosis, survival rate, tissue structure, umbilical vein, vein malformation

European Journal of anatomy
ISSN 2340-311X (Online)