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Concepts for liver segment classification. Neither old ones nor new ones, but a comprehensive one

: Fasel, J.H.D.; Schenk, A.


Journal of clinical imaging science 3 (2013), Nr.4, Art. 48, 7 S.
ISSN: 2156-5597
ISSN: 2156-7514
Fraunhofer MEVIS ()

Concepts dealing with the subdivision of the human liver into independent vascular and biliary territories are applied routinely in radiological, surgical, and gastroenterological practice. Despite Couinaud's widely used eight-segments scheme, opinions on the issue differ considerably between authors. The aim of this article is to illustrate the scientific basis for understanding and harmonizing inconsistencies between seemingly contradictory observations. Possible clinical implications are addressed.