To recognize subcapsular hepatic collections as well as to define their possible origins.
infiltrative and metastatic disease are some of the aetiologies that can result in subcapsular hepatic collections.
Subcapsular hepatic collections may arise from a variety of sources.
An understanding of the anatomy of the fascial structures is important when interpreting imaging studies,
such as computed tomography (CT),
and correctly diagnosing such fluid collections. The liver capsule is composed of two adherent layers (figure 1): a thick fibrous inner layer,
which covers the entire surface of the liver,
and an outer serous layer that is derived from the visceral peritoneum.
Findings and procedure details
We want to demonstrate through clinical cases that many of the hepatic subcapsular collections come from a problem in the pancreatic duct,
bile duct/gallbladder and gastro-duodenal region. Inflammatory/infectious conditions (figures 4,
10) A wide spectrum of infectious and inflammatory diseases may involve the hepatic capsular and subcapsular regions by way of peritoneal,
biliary and perihepatic ligamentous routes.
Although the liver capsule is not visible at CT,...
If you open your mind and look for a hole when you find a subcapsular collection around the liver,
your diagnosis will probably be helpful for the surgeon and the patient outcome.
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Santa Cruz de Tenerife - C.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Y.
El Khatib Ghzal.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife - S.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife - V.
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