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Anatomical variability of the position of the liver in the abdominal cavity

Elena Chaplygina; Olga Kaplunova; Alexander Gubar; Olga Sukhanova; Igor Blinov;

According to computed tomography in 212 people, the occurrence of liver position variants was clarified and the liver linear dimensions were determined depending on its position variants. When the liver was displaced in the frontal plane, intermediate-sagittal (61.3 %), ventropetal (24.6 %) and dorsopetal (10.8 %) variants were observed. In cases of liver displacement in the sagittal plane, the dextropetal (53.8 %), intermediate-frontal (31.6 %) and synistropetal positions (11.3 %) occured. Liver abnormalities were recorded in 3.3 % of cases.


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Keywords: body tympanum, liver position, liver size, spiral computed tomography

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