Liver placement - Definition

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Definition


Consisting of nine segments according to the classification used most often, the liver is the largest glandular organ of the body located in the abdomen. The location of the liver is specifically on the right side just below the ribs and the diaphragm, the area of the upper right quadrant, which it occupies almost entirely. It lies partly in the upper abdomen (the area above the navel) and toward the upper left quadrant. The liver is connected to the gallbladder on the right at the bottom lobe. It is pressed against the inferior vena cava behind it. It is located above the pancreas and next to the stomach.

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Published by Jeff. Latest update on November 26, 2013 at 12:52 PM by Jeff.
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