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General Anatomy > Alimentary system > Liver > Visceral surface > Fissure for ligamentum teres; Fissure for round ligament

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The anterior part of left sagittal fossa, or fissure for ligamentum teres (Fissure for round ligament; fossa for the umbilical vein), lodges the umbilical vein in the fetus, and its remains, Round ligament of liver, (the ligamentum teres) in the adult; it lies between the quadrate lobe and the left lobe of the liver, and is often partially bridged over by a prolongation of the hepatic substance, the pons hepatis.


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

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