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Pahang H. Congenital Defect of the Liver Falciform Ligament. ASJ. 2019; 16 (2) :107-110
URL: http://anatomyjournal.ir/article-1-227-en.html
Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences, Bojnurd, Iran.
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Congenital variations and anomalies in the human body are clinically important and surgeons must be aware of those. Various human congenital malformation types have been reported. The liver is the largest organ of the digestive system. Numerous studies surveyed malposition in the liver and its attachments, because variations in the hypochondriac region and liver attachments may cause acute abdomen symptoms and medical emergency conditions like bowel obstruction. In this case report, we described an abnormal hepatic falciform ligament that connected the liver to the anterior abdominal wall in a male cadaver; this connection is important in the fundamental liver mobilization. The routine dissection of the anterior abdominal wall of a 56-year-old male formalin-fixed cadaver donated to the North Khorasan University of Iran suggested that a part of the falciform ligament was not formed. Inspecting the diaphragmatic and visceral surfaces of the liver revealed no hypertrophy or abnormal findings in the liver lobes. Additionally, there were no signs of surgical incision to the cadaver’s abdominal wall. The findings of our report indicated that liver attachment defect was a congenital abnormality. 
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Type of Study: News and Reports | Subject: Gross Anatomy
Received: 2018/07/21 | Accepted: 2019/11/12 | Published: 2019/07/1

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