Lobular Organization: Portal Tracts and Central Veins

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Lobular Organization: Portal Tracts and Central Veins

The lobular organization of the liver consists of three general compartments which are the portal tracts, central veins, and parenchyma. Portal tracts consist of a bile duct, portal vein, and arteriole surrounded by a collagenous matrix. Blood flows to the liver via the portal tract and blood exits the liver via the central veins.