fissure of venous ligament -->
fissure of ligamentum venosum
medical dictionary

A deep cleft extending from the porta hepatis and the inferior vena cava between the left lobe and the caudate lobe; it lodges the ligamentum venosum and is thus a vestige of the fossa of the ductus venosus.

Synonyms: fissura ligamenti venosi, fissure of venous ligament.

(05 Mar 2000)