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left medial division of liver

 

Definition: in the surgical schema for subdividing the liver, the portion that lies between the approximately vertical planes of the left and middle hepatic veins and includes the left medial segment (hepatic segment IV); on the diaphragmatic surface, it is approximately the left third of the anatomic right lobe of the liver; on the visceral surface, its inferior portion corresponds to the quadrate lobe.

Synonym(s): divisio medialis sinistra hepatisTA

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