The caudate lobe
of the liver: implications of embryology and anatomy for surgery.
In conclusion, patients with perihilar cholangiocarcinoma should undergo complete/extended tumor resection with additional caudate lobe
resection (if possible) to achieve long-term survival.
is the segment I in Couinaud's classification and it is the only segment which receives blood independently from both left and right branches of portal vein.
Hemangiopericytoma arises from the caudate lobe
of the liver was less documented.
In this patient, IVC hypoplasia extends from the origin to the level of the caudate lobe
, comprising the prerenal, renal and postrenal segments, facing complex development defects of the sub- and super-cardinal veins.
The caudate lobe
lies deep in the liver, between the hepatic hila and the retrohepatic inferior vena cava (IVC), and is adjacent to the major hepatic veins in its upper part.
The imaging led us to a rare cause of massively enlarged caudate lobe
of liver compressing inferior vena cava, without any other sings of portal hypertension.
As a result of the shorter distance between left portal vein and caudate lobe
portal vein, local invasion and metastasis may cause potential vascular invasion in caudate lobe
in HCC patients with left portal vein tumor thrombus.
TOSHIBA (NEMIO 20) Doppler Ultrasound Machine with 3.5 and 5MHz probes was used to look for liver surface nodularity, caudate lobe
hypertrophy and pattern of hepatic vein flow.
Enlargement of the caudate lobe
is common because blood is shunted through it directly into IVC.
The superior part of the caudate lobe
was involved with a 6 x 5 cm sized necrotic space occupying lesion.
Subsequently, a noncontrast CT of the abdomen was obtained (Figure 4), which showed marked increase in the attenuation of the liver and spleen (110 to 130 HU) as well as a 2-cm low-density solitary mass in the caudate lobe
(which was found to represent a regenerative nodule).