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what does the liver lie in? Glisson's Capsule, except bare area which is on posterior side
how long should the liver measure? 13-17 cm
what is a big function for the liver? metabolism of carbohydrates,lipids, and proteins
what are 3 different types of cells in the liver? 1. Hepatocytes- metabolic function 2. biliary epithelial cells (bile ducts) 3. kupffer cells- blood products
what is the MLF and important landmark for? GB
the falciform ligament is a boundary between what? right and left lobe of liver
what does the ligamentum teres travel within? falciform ligament
the ligamentum teres is a remnant of what vein? fetal umbilical
what borders the inferior border of the caudate lobe? porta hepatis
what runs BETWEEN segments and lobes (interlobar) hepatic veins
what runs INTO segments and lobes (intralobar)? portal veins
what is glycogenesis? when liver converts glucose to glycogen
what is ammonium converted into? urea
what is the result if there are elevated serum bilirubin? jaundice
what do elevated gamma globulins indicate? chronic liver disease
what are the two types of focal disease processes? 1. intrahepatic 2. extrahepatic
is a hepatic cyst benign or malignant? benign
what are 3 benign hepatic tumors? 1. cavernous hemangioma 2. focal nodular hyperplasia 3. liver cell adenoma / hepatic adenoma
what are focal nodular hyperplasia tumors made up of? kupffer cells and fibrous connective tissue
what is the most common malignant hepatic tumor? hepatocellular carcinoma
what LFT (liver function test) value is increased with primary liver cancer? AFP
what is hemoperitoneum? blood in peritoneum
Created by: bnlane