Liver Anatomy Trivia Quiz

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Liver Anatomy Trivia Quiz - Quiz

What do you know about the liver in the field of anatomy? Would you like to take this liver anatomy trivia quiz? The liver is placed in the upper right-hand part of the abdominal cavity, which is beneath the diaphragm and on top of the stomach, right kidney, and intestines. It's shaped like a cone, and it has a dark reddish-brown color. It has an organ that weighs about 3 pounds. So, let's see what you know about this essential body part. .


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    "Hot spot" vs. "cold spot" is related to

    • A.

      Ultrasound

    • B.

      X-Ray

    • C.

      CT

    • D.

      Nuclear Medicine

    • E.

      Arteriogram

    Correct Answer
    D. Nuclear Medicine
    Explanation
    The terms "hot spot" and "cold spot" are commonly used in nuclear medicine. In this field, a "hot spot" refers to an area of increased radioactivity, indicating a higher concentration of the radioactive tracer being used. This can be indicative of an abnormality or disease process. On the other hand, a "cold spot" refers to an area of decreased radioactivity, suggesting a lower concentration of the tracer. This can also be significant in diagnosing certain conditions. Therefore, the correct answer is Nuclear Medicine.

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  • 2. 

    Right Lobe length is __________

    • A.

      15-17 cm

    • B.

      20-22 cm

    • C.

      10-12.5 cm

    • D.

    Correct Answer
    A. 15-17 cm
    Explanation
    The right lobe length is typically 15-17 cm.

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  • 3. 

    In a female, the liver weighs about

    • A.

      1200 to 1400 g

    • B.

      1400 to 1600 g

    • C.

      1800 mg

    • D.

      1000 g

    Correct Answer
    A. 1200 to 1400 g
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1200 to 1400 g. This range represents the average weight of the liver in a female. The liver is a vital organ responsible for various functions in the body, including metabolism, detoxification, and production of bile. The weight of the liver can vary depending on factors such as age, body size, and overall health. However, in a healthy adult female, the liver typically weighs between 1200 to 1400 grams.

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  • 4. 

    The fundus of the stomach in relation to the liver.

    • A.

      Posterior and superior to the right lobe

    • B.

      Anterior and lateral to the left lobe

    • C.

      Posterior and lateral to the left lobe

    • D.

      Inferior to the left lobe

    Correct Answer
    C. Posterior and lateral to the left lobe
    Explanation
    The fundus of the stomach is located behind and to the side of the left lobe of the liver. This means that it is posterior and lateral to the left lobe.

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  • 5. 

    Which is not a bare area of the liver -- part not covered by peritoneum?

    • A.

      The superior posterior surface of the liver -- where the liver rests on the diaphragm

    • B.

      Around the IVC

    • C.

      Porta hepatis

    • D.

      Coastal surface -- the superior anterior portion of the liver

    • E.

      GB fossa

    Correct Answer
    D. Coastal surface -- the superior anterior portion of the liver
    Explanation
    The coastal surface is not a bare area of the liver because it is covered by the peritoneum. The peritoneum is a membrane that lines the abdominal cavity and covers most of the organs within it. Therefore, the coastal surface is not considered a bare area of the liver.

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  • 6. 

    The duodenum is adjacent to

    • A.

      Caudate lobe

    • B.

      Left lobe and medial segment of the right lobe

    • C.

      Right lobe and medial segment of the left lobe

    • D.

      Right lobe and medial segment of the quadrate lobe

    Correct Answer
    C. Right lobe and medial segment of the left lobe
    Explanation
    The duodenum is adjacent to the right lobe and medial segment of the left lobe. This means that it is located near these specific parts of the liver.

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  • 7. 

    What is the posterior border of the liver NOT in contact with?

    • A.

      Right kidney

    • B.

      IVC

    • C.

      Aorta

    • D.

      SMA

    Correct Answer
    D. SMA
    Explanation
    The posterior border of the liver is not in contact with the Superior Mesenteric Artery (SMA). The SMA is a major blood vessel that supplies blood to the small intestine and part of the large intestine. It is located behind the pancreas and crosses in front of the third part of the duodenum. The liver is in contact with the right kidney, IVC (Inferior Vena Cava), and the Aorta, but not with the SMA.

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  • 8. 

    The right lobe of the liver is how many times larger than the left?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      8

    Correct Answer
    C. 6
    Explanation
    The right lobe of the liver is six times larger than the left lobe. This means that the right lobe is significantly larger in size compared to the left lobe. The size difference between the two lobes is significant and can impact the overall function and structure of the liver.

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  • 9. 

    The left lobe occupies

    • A.

      Right and the left hypochondrium

    • B.

      Epigastrium and some the left hypochondrium

    • C.

      Right hypochondrium and epigastrium

    • D.

      Epigastrium and umbilicus

    Correct Answer
    B. Epigastrium and some the left hypochondrium
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "epigastrium and some the left hypochondrium". The left lobe occupies the epigastrium, which is the upper central region of the abdomen, and extends to some of the left hypochondrium, which is the upper left region of the abdomen below the ribcage.

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  • 10. 

    The left hepatic vein divides the left lobe into

    • A.

      Medial and lateral lobes

    • B.

      Anterior and posterior halves

    • C.

      Superior and inferior halves

    • D.

      Left and right parts of left lobe

    Correct Answer
    A. Medial and lateral lobes
    Explanation
    The left hepatic vein divides the left lobe into medial and lateral lobes.

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  • 11. 

    What is the only structure that the caudate lobe is anterior ( and medial)  to?

    • A.

      Porta hepatis

    • B.

      Left lobe of the liver

    • C.

      Ligament venosum

    • D.

      IVC

    Correct Answer
    D. IVC
    Explanation
    The correct answer is IVC. The caudate lobe of the liver is positioned anterior and medial to the inferior vena cava (IVC). The IVC is a large vein that carries deoxygenated blood from the lower body to the heart. The caudate lobe is one of the four lobes of the liver and is located on the posterior surface of the liver. It is separated from the rest of the liver by the ligamentum venosum and is situated anteriorly and medially to the IVC.

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  • 12. 

    The caudate lobe is posterior to all the structures, except

    • A.

      Main portal vein

    • B.

      Porta hepatis

    • C.

      Ligament venosum

    • D.

      Left lobe of the liver

    Correct Answer
    A. Main portal vein
    Explanation
    The caudate lobe is located at the posterior aspect of the liver, behind most structures. However, it is not posterior to the main portal vein.

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  • 13. 

    Major hepatic veins course between lobes, while major branches of portal veins course within segments (except prox. LPV).

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the major hepatic veins run between the lobes of the liver, while the major branches of the portal veins run within the segments of the liver. This means that the hepatic veins carry blood out of the liver, while the portal veins bring blood into the liver. The exception mentioned, proximal left portal vein, indicates that it does not follow the usual pattern and may course differently.

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  • 14. 

    Which is the largest lobe of the liver?

    • A.

      Right

    • B.

      Left

    • C.

      Quadrate

    • D.

      Caudate

    Correct Answer
    A. Right
    Explanation
    The right lobe of the liver is the largest lobe because it accounts for about two-thirds of the liver's total mass. It is located on the right side of the body and is responsible for many important functions, including the production of bile, storage of glycogen, and detoxification of various substances. The left lobe, quadrate lobe, and caudate lobe are smaller in size compared to the right lobe.

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  • 15. 

    The anterior segment of the right lobe contains

    • A.

      Right hepatic vein

    • B.

      Posterior branch or right portal vein

    • C.

      Anterior branch of right portal vein

    • D.

      Left hepatic vein

    Correct Answer
    C. Anterior branch of right portal vein
    Explanation
    The anterior segment of the right lobe contains the anterior branch of the right portal vein. The portal vein carries nutrient-rich blood from the digestive organs to the liver. The liver then processes this blood before it is sent back to the heart. The right lobe of the liver is one of the two main lobes and is divided into segments. The anterior branch of the right portal vein supplies blood to the anterior segment of the right lobe, allowing for the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to this specific area of the liver.

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  • 16. 

    What separates the right lobe from the medial segment of the left lobe?

    • A.

      Left hepatic vein

    • B.

      Right hepatic vein

    • C.

      Middle hepatic vein

    • D.

      Right portal vein

    Correct Answer
    C. Middle hepatic vein
    Explanation
    The middle hepatic vein separates the right lobe from the medial segment of the left lobe. The liver is divided into lobes, and the middle hepatic vein runs between the right lobe and the medial segment of the left lobe, acting as a boundary between them.

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  • 17. 

    Glisson's capsule is thinnest at porta hepatis and IVC.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    thickest

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  • 18. 

    In the caudate lobe, the venous blood drains directly into the IVC.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The caudate lobe is a segment of the liver located between the left and right lobes. It receives blood from both the hepatic artery and the portal vein. However, unlike the other liver lobes, the venous blood from the caudate lobe drains directly into the inferior vena cava (IVC) instead of going through the hepatic veins. This is due to its unique anatomical position and vascular supply. Therefore, the statement that venous blood drains directly into the IVC from the caudate lobe is true.

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  • 19. 

    What separates the left lobe from the caudate lobe?

    • A.

      Falciform ligament

    • B.

      Left portal vein

    • C.

      Left hepatic vein

    • D.

      Ligament venosum

    Correct Answer
    D. Ligament venosum
    Explanation
    The ligament venosum separates the left lobe from the caudate lobe. The ligament venosum is a fibrous band that represents the remnant of the fetal ductus venosus, which shunted blood from the umbilical vein to the inferior vena cava. It is located on the posterior surface of the liver and runs along the inferior border of the caudate lobe, forming a clear boundary between the left lobe and the caudate lobe.

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  • 20. 

    Which lobe receives blood from both the right and the left portal veins?

    • A.

      Right

    • B.

      Left

    • C.

      Quadrate

    • D.

      Caudate

    Correct Answer
    D. Caudate
    Explanation
    The caudate lobe is the correct answer because it receives blood from both the right and left portal veins. The portal veins carry nutrient-rich blood from the digestive organs to the liver, and the caudate lobe is one of the lobes of the liver that receives blood from both sides. This allows for efficient distribution of nutrients and processing of toxins in the liver.

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