Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Persistent Hepatitis Chronic Anatomy

To better understand chronic persistent hepatitis, it helps to understand the anatomy of the liver.

The liver is located in the upper right abdomen. It helps digest food and remove toxins, such as alcohol, from the blood.

Anatomy examples:

  • Location of the liver in the abdomen
  • Liver, gallbladder and bile ducts
  • Front view of liver
  • Bottom view of liver

Last Updated: Nov 3, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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