The right lobe is separated from the other lobes by the gallbladder fossa and the fossa for the inferior vena cava on the visceral surface of the liver.
- The left lobe includes the caudate and quadrate lobes. It is separated from these two lobes by the attachment of the ligumentum teres, and the fissures for the ligumentum teres and the ligamentum venosum.
- The caudate lobe lies between the fissure for the ligamentum venosum and the fossa for the inferior vena cava.
- The quadrate lobe is partly covered by the gallbladder in normal patients; anatomically, it lies between the fissure for the ligamentum teres and the gallbladder fossa.
Each lobe hs its own arterial and venous supply and its own billiary drainage. all the lobes perform the same functions- there are no areas of specialisation.