The liver’s capsule, lled Glisson’s capsule, which surrounds the liver, is structurally characterised by its position around the liver and its extension into the liver along the portal triad.

It consists of an inner fibrous layer and an outer serosal layer and also forms a loose capsule around the liver lobule.

Glisson’s capsule is functionally characterized as a support and protective barrier for the portal triad and the liver lobule serving to support the fine reticular network within the lobule.