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

nPfortader f

por·tal vein

n. vena porta, vena formada por varias ramas de venas que provienen de órganos abdominales.
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Early VC included hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT), hepatic artery stenosis, portal vein thrombosis (PVT), and portal vein stenosis (PVS) in this study.
HCC receives blood primarily from the hepatic arteries and therefore tends to enhance more avidly in arterial phase than background which receive 25% blood supply from hepatic artery and 75% from portal vein.
The caudate lobe is connected to the right lobe of liver by the caudate process which passes laterally between portal vein and inferior vena cava at the porta hepatis.
Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) refers to an obstruction in the trunk of the hepatic portal vein, originating from the confluence of the superior mesenteric and splenic veins posterior to the neck of the pancreas.
Materials and Methods: Four variables (platelet count, portal vein diameter, splenic diameter, and ratio of platelet count to splenic diameter PC/SD] ratio) were studied in 150 cirrhotic patients.
A TIPS procedure uses image guidance to create a tunnel through the liver to connect the portal vein (which carries blood from the digestive organs to the liver) to one of the hepatic veins (three veins that carry blood away from the liver back to the heart).
Abdominal computed tomography revealed intramural gas in the bowel and free gas in the mesenteric veins and portal vein.
We found that the use of ultrasound-assisted thrombolysis allowed a relatively short duration of thrombolytic therapy, with removal of thrombus extending into the portal vein, facilitating stent re-lining.
Nutrients are taken up in the capillaries of the gut, transported via the portal vein into the liver.
In addition, the head of the pancreas was observed in the left paramedian region, to the anterior of the portal vein.
Suspected venous malformation combining with dilated left portal vein lying inside the left lobe passing inside the wide hepatic vein branch separated from vena cava inferior was detected in the abdominal ultrasonography taken.