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General Anatomy > Alimentary system > Liver > Perivascular fibrous capsule

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Description

The hepatic artery and portal vein, accompanied by numerous nerves, are enveloped in a loose areolar tissue, the fibrous capsule of Glisson, which accompanies the vessels in their course through the portal canals in the interior of the organ.


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/).

Eponym

Glisson's

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