Ligamentum teres hepatis
- Ligamentum teres hepatis is obliterated left umblical vein. (MCQ Point )
- The umblical veins take oxygenated blood and join to the left and right branches of portal vein. (MCQ Point )
- In embryo , normally , the right umblical vein completely disappears by about 8th week (intrauterine life) and only left umblical vein is present thereafter. ( can be remembered as "Left is Left in body" ) (MCQ Point )
- This left umbilical vein usually closes in <7days after birth, and forms round ligament of liver = ligamentum teres hepatis.
- It results in the ligamentum teres joining to the left branch of the portal vein. (MCQ Point )
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