hepatic vein


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Related to hepatic vein: hepatic artery, hepatic portal vein, phrenic vein, portal vein, ulnar vein, Hepatic portal system, hepatic vein thrombosis
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Noun1.hepatic vein - a vein that drains the liverhepatic vein - a vein that drains the liver; empties into the vena cava
liver - large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn-out erythrocytes
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"
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The transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) procedure--which involves creation of a shunt through the hepatic parenchyma connecting the hepatic vein to the portal vein--is one of the most complex procedures performed by the interventional radiologist.
The stenosis is usually at the superior anastomosis and can occur in conjunction with a hepatic vein stenosis.
This unmatched flexibility is essential in transjugular liver biopsy where the needle must bend to enter the hepatic vein coming from the liver and collect a specimen via the vessel wall.
Computed tomography (CT) demonstrated a conglomerate of dilated vessels in the region of the porta hepatis with an intrahepatic portosystemic venous shunt, also known as a portal hepatic venous shunt, between the right portal vein and the middle hepatic vein (Figs 1a and 1b).
They focus on physiological changes in liver function tests during normal pregnancy; liver disease not specific to pregnancy, such as viral hepatitis, gall stone and biliary disease, hepatic vein thrombosis, primary biliary cirrhosis, hepatic adenoma, Wilson disease, and portal hypertension; liver disease unique to pregnancy, including hyperemesis gravidarum, intrahepatic cholestasis, preeclampsia-induced liver disease and HELLP (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets) syndrome, and the acute fatty liver; and transplantation.
Hepatic vein pressure gradient reduction and prevention of variceal bleeding in cirrhosis: a systematic review.
Hepatic imaging IFAT ([dagger]) 1 Mixed-density 1:128 liver lesion (CT) 2 Serpiginous 1:64 lesion (MRI) 3 Heterogeneous 1:128 lesion (USS) 4 Heterogeneous 1:128 lesion (USS) 5 Low-density 1:32 lesion (CT) 6 Heterogeneous 1:128 lesion (USS) 7 Hepatomegaly 1:512 with large mixed cystic and solid lesion (USS) 8 Multiple 1:256 gallstones (MRCP) 9 Normal (USS, 1:128 MRCP) 10 Lesion in 1:64 hepatic vein 11 Low-density 1:256 lesion (CT) * IFAT, immunofluorescent antibody test; CT, computed tomography; MRI, magnetic resonance imaging; USS, ultrasound scan, MRCP, magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography.
At the outflow end of the liver is the hepatic vein that collects blood from its respective intra-hepatic branches after it passes through the liver.
Pulmonary artery aneurysm accounted for 7%, superior vena cava syndrome 5%, and Budd-Chiari syndrome secondary to hepatic vein stenosis 3.
A range of techniques have been developed and used to quantify these gastrointestinal perfusion abnormalities The following techniques have been used to study gastrointestinal perfusion in humans, tonometry, laser Doppler flowmetry, reflectance spectrophotometry, near-infrared spectroscopy, orthogonal polarisation spectral imaging indocyanine green clearance, hepatic vein catheterisation and measurements of plasma D-lactate.