Branching Pattern of the Glissonean Pedicle Tree

Figure 1.3 shows the Glissonean pedicle tree. The hepatoduodenal ligament forms the main trunk of the Glissonean pedicle tree, which expands into two branches, the right and left primary branches, at the hepatic hilum. The right branch subdivides into two secondary branches. The left branch proceeds to a transverse portion and then continues to the umbilical portion (i.e., the secondary branch; Fig. 1.3). Blood is supplied to the liver by the three secondary branches of the Glissonean pedicle tree. Both of the primary branches are located outside the liver, while the secondary and more peripheral branches run inside the liver.

Fig. 1.3. Glissonean pedicle tree

Advance of the Secondary Glissonean Pedicle Tree Branches into the Liver 5

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