S. A. KAUFMAN, M.D.; IRVING M. MADOFF, M.D.
An accessory or anomalous lobe of the liver is an uncommon finding which, while of little clinical importance, may present a diagnostic problem. It is usually an incidental finding in a patient with no pulmonary symptoms.
Accessory liver lobes arise most commonly from the right lobe and may project in any direction. The most common is Riedel's lobe, which descends inferiorly along the right lateral abdominal wall as a tongue-like projection from the inferior border of the liver. Anomalous lobes arising from the superior surface of the liver present diagnostic problems, since they may appear as a rounded mass in
KAUFMAN SA, MADOFF IM. INTRATHORACIC ACCESSORY LOBE OF THE LIVER1. Ann Intern Med. ;53:403–407. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-2-403
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;53(2):403-407.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Liver Disease.
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