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Gastroenterology Medicine & Research

Relationship between the Biliary Tree and the Fibonacci Sequence

Submission: April 18, 2019; Published: May 29, 2019

DOI: 10.31031/GMR.2019.03.000557

ISSN 2637-7632
Volume3 Issue2


Purpose: Mathematics has been one of the sciences that have been most applied in various fields. One of these examples is the “Fibonacci series”, related to the golden proportion. The Fibonacci numbers can be found in geometry, botany, ancient architecture, animal kingdom, and the human body, among other areas. The distribution of human anatomy of the biliary tree could follow the Fibonacci sequence. The aim is to determine the relationship between the anatomical distribution of the human biliary tree and the mathematical Fibonacci´s sequence.

Methods: Observational descriptive study that sought to relate the Fibonacci series with the anatomy of the biliary tree. A search and bibliographic analysis of the relation of the Fibonacci´s sequence to medicine was carried out.

Result: From the physiological point of view, the liver can be divided into eight segments, four right and three left, plus segment I. We relate the anatomical distribution of the biliary tree with the Fibonacci sequence.

Conclusion: It is possible to associate the anatomical distribution of the human biliary tree with the mathematical Fibonacci sequence. This could help the compression of the anatomical variables of the biliary tract and avoid surgical lesions of the same.

Keywords: Fibonacci series; Gold ratio; Anatomy; Biliary tree; Liver

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