Bile duct anatomy of the Anatolian Caucasian population: Huang classification revisited

Karakas H. M. , Celik T., ALICIOĞLU B.

SURGICAL AND RADIOLOGIC ANATOMY, cilt.30, ss.539-545, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00276-008-0365-y
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.539-545


Background and objectives Living donor liver transplantations (LDLT) donor candidates are being assessed with MRCP (magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography) to identify their suitability for standard surgical techniques. Variations of the bile duct anatomy play an important role in donor selection and in the selection of the resection technique. If bile duct anatomy is misrecognized, complications may occur. Anatomic variations are classified according to the origin of the right posterior hepatic duct (RPHD). According to the so called Huang classification, type A1 is the most, and type A5 is the least frequent variation. These frequencies were initially validated on Chinese population. Later studies revealed significant variability in frequency for the so called trifurcation, the variation in which a common junction of RHPD, right anterior hepatic duct (RAHD) and left hepatic duct (LHD) (A2) exists. In this study we aimed to determine the bile duct anatomy variations for the Anatolian Caucasians.