portal circulation


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por·tal cir·cu·la·tion

n. circulación portal, curso por el cual la sangre entra al hígado por la vena porta y sale por la vena hepática.
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In the crane, the route of metastasis was the portal circulation through the ischiatic vein, caudal mesenteric vein, and both the renal-portal shunt and hepatic portal vein.
Once within the man the ingested eggs hatch in the duodenum to relesase onchospheres that penetrate the mucosa in the small intestine and enter the portal circulation.
In addition, the trophozoites can spread hematogenously by means of portal circulation to the liver or even to more distant organs.