Bare area of the liver
Bare area of the liver - Definition
It refers to the large, triangular section of the liver that is not covered by peritoneum, although the Glisson's capsule (the fibrous capsule that enwraps the whole liver) forms a covering over it. It is also referred to as:
Bare area of the liver - Location
It can be found on the posterior surface of the liver, between the two layers of the coronary ligament, and is fused to the diaphragm by areolar tissue.
Bare area of the liver - Function
The structure is clinically important as it designates the spot in the body where infection can spread to the thoracic cavity from the abdominal cavity.
Bare area of the liver - Pictures
The images here represent the location and appearance of this structure of the digestive system.
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