Liver Anatomy and Protocol basics

Liver Protocol basics.   The liver is the largest internal organ, the right lobe is 5-6 times larger than the left.   Normally measures about 15cm at mid clavicular line in adults, there is much variation in pediatric populations by age and size.   The liver is covered by a layer of connective tissue referred … Continue reading Liver Anatomy and Protocol basics

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Hepatic Steatosis (Fatty Liver)

Fatty liver is a condition consisting of the accumulation of fat (triglycerides) in the form of vesicles within the livers hepatocytes. Fatty liver is divided into two subcategories; alcoholic fatty liver disease ALFD and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease or NAFLD, though the clinical outcomes are nearly the same. The condition is also associated with other diseases … Continue reading Hepatic Steatosis (Fatty Liver)

Gallbladder Infographic

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