porta hepatis

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Noun1.porta hepatis - opening for major blood vessels to enter and leave the liver
orifice, porta, opening - an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"
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Radiological and corrosion cast studies have attributed the formation of sulci to existence of weak zone of hepatic parenchyma, represented by portal fissures between adjacent sagittal portal territories.
Machhi et al (2003) [8] in a detailed description on the diaphragmatic sulci and portal fissures have stated that the presence of accessory sulci on the surface of liver had been known for a long time, but their possible clinical relevance as surface markings had not been suggested earlier.