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Revista chilena de anatomía

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CASTRO, Alejandra N. et al. MORPHOLOGY OF THE LIVER OF THE LLAMA (Lama glama). Rev. chil. anat. [online]. 2001, vol.19, n.3, pp.291-296. ISSN 0716-9868.

The objetive of this study was the description of the macroscopic characteristics of the liver: position, anatomic relationships, peritoneal folds, lobes, irrigation, innervation, lymphatic drainage and biliary tree.The histologic description was carried out under the classic morphologic organization model (classic hepatic lobule). The macroscopic and microscopic structure of the liver in 6 adult llamas (4 males and 2 females) was observed. The liver was situated in the cranial abdominal region, to the right of the medial plane.The gall bladder was abscent in llamas.The bile duct was joined to the pancreatic duct at 3 cm from the duodenum forming the hepato-pancreatic duct, which empties by means of the intramural course in the second curvature of the sigmoid flexure of the duodenum. The hepatic lobules was limited by connective tissue near the portal area. Morphological studies offer a structural support to the specific diagnostic techniques of this organ, for example, liver biopsy

Keywords : Liver; Biliary tree; Hepatocyte; Llama; Sudamerican camelids.

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