Visceral surface of liver

Visceral surface of liver
Inferior surface of the liver.
Posterior and inferior surfaces of the liver.
Latin facies visceralis hepatis
Gray's subject #250 1189

The visceral surface of liver or inferior surface, is uneven, concave, directed downward, backward, and to the left, and is in relation with the stomach and duodenum, the right colic flexure, and the right kidney and suprarenal gland. The surface is almost completely invested by peritoneum; the only parts devoid of this covering are where the gall-bladder is attached to the liver, and at the porta hepatis where the two layers of the lesser omentum are separated from each other by the bloodvessels and ducts of the liver.

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