Quadrate lobe

Quadrate lobe of liver
Posterior and inferior surfaces of the liver. (Quadrate lobe visible at bottom center.)
1: Right lobe of liver
2: Left lobe of liver
3: Quadrate lobe of liver
4: Round ligament of liver
5: Falciform ligament
6: Caudate lobe of liver
7: Inferior vena cava
8: Common bile duct
9: Hepatic artery
10: Portal vein
11: Cystic duct
12: Hepatic duct
13: Gallbladder
Latin lobus quadratus
Gray's subject #250 1192

The quadrate lobe is an area of the liver situated on the under surface of the right lobe, bounded in front by the anterior margin of the liver; behind by the porta hepatis; on the right, by the fossa for the gall-bladder; and on the left, by the fossa for the umbilical vein.

It is oblong in shape, its antero-posterior diameter being greater than its transverse.

External links

  • eMedicine Dictionary
  • 12581.000-1
  • 38:12-0202 - "The Visceral Surface of the Liver"
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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.


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