To prevent and decrease procedural complications, it is important to identify variants of hepatic vascular anatomy before interventional radiologic procedures, surgery, and liver transplantation. Knowledge of the vascular variants helps in selecting patients and in exploring alternative management options. Non-invasive detailed demonstration of the hepatic vascular anatomy is possible with advanced multi-detector computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. The objective of this review is to provide a brief overview of clinically relevant hepatic vascular anatomy and important variants.
- Hepatic artery variants
- Hepatic vein variants
- Portal vein variants
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging