hepatic lobe


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Noun1.hepatic lobe - any of the five lobes forming the liver
liver - large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn-out erythrocytes
lobe - (anatomy) a somewhat rounded subdivision of a bodily organ or part; "ear lobe"
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An ultrasound examination of the right upper quadrant revealed a live 14-week fetus attached to the undersurface of the left hepatic lobe [Figure 1]a.
A2 and A3) Heterogeneous mass in left lateral hepatic lobe (black arrow) and anechoic mass in left medial hepatic lobe (white arrow).
A 39-year-old female patient was hospitalized in 2012 at Clinical Department of Internal Medicine, Sestre milosrdnice University Hospital Center, for a focal hypodense irregular circular lesion located in segment III of the left hepatic lobe, accidentally found by ultrasonography and verified by computed tomography.
Abdominal ultrasonography was performed (Aplio SSA-770A; Toshiba Medical, Tokyo, Japan), showing an enlarged, fatty liver, with a focal oval lesion in the left hepatic lobe, 38 mm in diameter, not clearly visible, due to the patient's obesity and aerocolia; the lesion was strongly suggestive of 2 structures, one of which was hyperechoic, the other hypoechoic (Figure 1).
Imaging studies showed the absence of the left hepatic lobe.
5 In our patient, the diagnosis of HCC could be confirmed 3 years after the biopsy procedure; and the patient's mass in left hepatic lobe anterior section was initially of 2x3x4 cm in size, and he had undergone two unsuccessful biopsies.
In the adult, right hepatic lobe transplantation is usually the procedure of choice to provide adequate liver volume to the recipient.
Caption: Figure 1: Multidetector CT of the abdomen on the day of admission showed a new ill-defined hypodense lesion in the right hepatic lobe.
During follow-up of his liver disease, a lesion was found in the right hepatic lobe, suggestive of hepatocarcinoma.
A single lesion in right hepatic liver was found in 33 (59%) patients, while multiple lesions were found in 20 (36%) patients and only three (5%) patients had the abscess in left hepatic lobe.
Accordingly, abdominal ultrasonography was performed, which disclosed multiple hypoechoic lesions over the inferior portion of the lateral segment (S3), medial segment of the left hepatic lobe (S4) and inferior portion of the anterior segment of the right hepatic lobe (S5), which were seen as multi-lobulated cystic lesions on abdominal computed tomography, with the largest being about 5 cm x 2 cm in size over segment 4 [Figure 1].