The common hepatic duct has an important relationship with the right hepatic artery and the cystic artery. All of these must be identified during a cholecystectomy to avoid cutting or clipping the wrong structure.
Length: Usually 6-8 cm
Approximate width: 6 mm in adults
Extended Right Hepatectomy with Total Caudate Lobe Resection and Biliary Tree Resection for a Large Colorectal Liver Metastasis Involving both the Right and Left Hepatic Lobes and the Umbilical Fissure: A Case Report
May 01, 2005; Very large right-sided liver tumors may grow up to the base of the umbilical fissure and involve the left hepatic duct and can...