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Congenital Absence of Hepatic Segments
Michael P. Federle, MD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Agenesis or hypoplasia of hepatic lobes or segments
            • Definitions

              • Lobar agenesis or hypoplasia is an uncommon developmental anomaly with absence of liver tissue usually to right or left of gallbladder fossa without prior surgery or disease

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • CT Findings

                • Other Modality Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                • Consider

                                  Selected References

                                  1. Cho SK et al: Ischemic liver injuries after hepatic artery embolization in patients with delayed postoperative hemorrhage following hepatobiliary pancreatic surgery. Acta Radiol. 52(4):393-400, 2011
                                  2. Mario D et al: Congenital absence of hepatic segment IV-V in symptomatic huge abdominal cyst: an intraoperative anatomic liver finding never described in the literature. Am Surg. 77(9):E175-6, 2011
                                  3. Suh HJ et al: Combined anomaly of the right hepatic lobe agenesis and absence of the inferior vena cava: a case report. Korean J Radiol. 9 Suppl:S61-4, 2008
                                  4. Gesase AP: Bifid liver presenting with anomalous quadrate and caudate lobes and a transverse gallbladder. Morphologie. 90(290):160-3, 2006
                                  5. Gathwala G et al: Agenesis of the right lobe of liver. Indian J Pediatr. 70(2):183-4, 2003
                                  6. Chou CK et al: CT of agenesis and atrophy of the right hepatic lobe. Abdom Imaging. 23(6):603-7, 1998
                                  7. Sato N et al: Agenesis of the right lobe of the liver: report of a case. Surg Today. 28(6):643-6, 1998
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                                  KEY FACTS

                                  • Terminology

                                    • Imaging

                                      • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                        • Clinical Issues

                                          • Diagnostic Checklist

                                            TERMINOLOGY

                                            • Synonyms

                                              • Agenesis or hypoplasia of hepatic lobes or segments
                                            • Definitions

                                              • Lobar agenesis or hypoplasia is an uncommon developmental anomaly with absence of liver tissue usually to right or left of gallbladder fossa without prior surgery or disease

                                            IMAGING

                                            • General Features

                                              • CT Findings

                                                • Other Modality Findings

                                                  • Imaging Recommendations

                                                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                      PATHOLOGY

                                                      • General Features

                                                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                          • Presentation

                                                            • Demographics

                                                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                • Consider

                                                                  Selected References

                                                                  1. Cho SK et al: Ischemic liver injuries after hepatic artery embolization in patients with delayed postoperative hemorrhage following hepatobiliary pancreatic surgery. Acta Radiol. 52(4):393-400, 2011
                                                                  2. Mario D et al: Congenital absence of hepatic segment IV-V in symptomatic huge abdominal cyst: an intraoperative anatomic liver finding never described in the literature. Am Surg. 77(9):E175-6, 2011
                                                                  3. Suh HJ et al: Combined anomaly of the right hepatic lobe agenesis and absence of the inferior vena cava: a case report. Korean J Radiol. 9 Suppl:S61-4, 2008
                                                                  4. Gesase AP: Bifid liver presenting with anomalous quadrate and caudate lobes and a transverse gallbladder. Morphologie. 90(290):160-3, 2006
                                                                  5. Gathwala G et al: Agenesis of the right lobe of liver. Indian J Pediatr. 70(2):183-4, 2003
                                                                  6. Chou CK et al: CT of agenesis and atrophy of the right hepatic lobe. Abdom Imaging. 23(6):603-7, 1998
                                                                  7. Sato N et al: Agenesis of the right lobe of the liver: report of a case. Surg Today. 28(6):643-6, 1998