HILLIARD J. KATZ, M.D.; A. JUSTIN WILLIAMS, M.D.
Anomalous or accessory lobes arising from the right lobe of the liver are rare but, when present, give rise to diagnostic problems that must be solved. Only a small number of such cases have been reported. Roques and Sohier4 and Hardisty et al.2 presented individual cases in which deformity of the right dome of the diaphragm was found on routine x-ray examination of the chest. In each case the patient was asymptomatic. In each instance pneumoperitoneum revealed a smooth mass arising from the superior surface of the liver. One (Roques and Sohier) was diagnosed echinococcus cyst, the other (Hardisty et
KATZ HJ, WILLIAMS AJ. ACCESSORY LOBES OF LIVER AND THEIR SIGNIFICANCE IN ROENTGEN DIAGNOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;36:880–883. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-3-880
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(3):880-883.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Liver Disease.
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