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Anatomy of the Biliary Tree

  • Giuseppe M. EttorreEmail author
  • Roberto L. Meniconi
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Abstract

The anatomy of the biliary tract is a foremost topic for general surgeons, radiologists, hepatologists, and endoscopists. Anatomical variations of the biliary tree are commonly encountered by the practitioner and may result in misdiagnosis and serious injury of the biliary system in the operative setting. In this chapter, we describe the basic anatomy of the biliary tree and its main anatomical variations.

Keywords

Biliary system Anatomy Variation Hepatic duct Biliary confluence Accessory Aberrant 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of General Surgery and Organ TransplantationAzienda Ospedaliera San-Camillo ForlaniniRomeItaly

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