The primary Glissonean pedicle is easily detached from the liver parenchyma at the hepatic hilum. Glisson's capsule continues to the peritoneum, which covers the hepatoduodenal ligament. After Glisson's capsule or the peritoneum is cut along the margin of the primary branch of the Glissonean pedicle, the primary branch is easily detached from the liver parenchyma at the hilum.
The origin of the three segmental branches can easily be torn and taped outside the liver without having to incise the liver parenchyma (Fig. 5.6). Structure-wise, the segmental branches continue along the same lines from the inside to the outside of the liver.
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