Anatomical characteristics of the accessory hepatic lobe and its clinical-functional particularities
Keywords:Riedel's lobe, Accessory hepatic lobe, Hepatic lobe anatomical variations
Riedel's lobe (ectopic lobe), also known as the accessory hepatic lobe, consists of an anatomical variation characterized by a tongue-shaped protrusion on the visceral surface of the liver right lobe, fixed by a pedicle. This variant draws attention in the clinical practice, as it can be mistaken for a tumor due to its elongated aspect. The aim of this research was to conduct a study on the anatomical characteristics and clinical and functional peculiarities of the accessory hepatic lobe. The paper is based on a integrative review and observational study on a cadaveric specimen. A cadaver with anatomical variation was used. Data were collected in PubMed, Scielo, and VHL. 257 articles were found in the databases, but only 13 were used for research. In careful review, two rare cases of the accessory lobe in the left lobe of the liver, hypoplastic left lobes, and agenesis of the right hepatic lobe, and often the clinical picture without changes in signs and symptoms were found. These morphological abnormalities' clinical impact is limited in the absence of underlying liver disease, cirrhosis, or known cancer. In case of complications or after the diagnosis of pedunculated tumors in the liver, laparoscopy is well indicated for removing these lobes or tumors.
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