portal vein

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portal vein

n.
A vein that conducts blood from the digestive organs, spleen, pancreas, and gallbladder to the liver.

portal vein

n
(Anatomy) any vein connecting two capillary networks, esp in the liver (hepatic portal vein)

por′tal vein′


n.
a large vein conveying blood to the liver from the veins of the stomach, intestine, spleen, and pancreas.
[1835–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.portal vein - a short vein that carries blood into the liver
portal system - system of veins that carry blood from the abdominal organs to the liver
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
Translations

portal vein

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por·tal vein

n. vena porta, vena formada por varias ramas de venas que provienen de órganos abdominales.
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The main findings are periportal fibrosis, left lobe hypertrophy, thickening of the gallbladder wall, granulomas, splenic nodules, and widening of the portal vessel system (8).
There is very little evidence for recurrent herniation and there is postulation that closure of the foramen poses risk to portal vessels and surrounding structures.
Due to the modern vision of the pathogenesis of portal hypertension the pressure level in portal vein is determined by three factors: the size of portal blood flow (increases not only because of splanhnic vasodilatation, but also because of increased angiogenesis in the liver and formation of arterio-venous anastomoses between the branches of hepatic artery and portal vein in the fibrous septum), vascular tone of the branches of portal vessels, and general intrahepatic vascular resistance [12].