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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In this band there was no fibrous septation; a few arteries were unaccompanied by ducts or portal veins.
Five patients developed PVS, which occurred at the anastomotic site interposed between the native and donor portal veins.
B: Portal venous phase (60-70 sec) when hypovascular liver metastases and the portal veins are best visualized and hypervascular lesions show washout of contrast.
Air in the mesenteric and portal veins secondary to PI was the only detected source of the CVAE in our patient.
EHPVO is the commonest cause of portal hyperintensity in children in India (80%-90% of cases of portal hypertension] and is defined as obstruction of the extrahepatic portal vein with or without involvement of the intrahepatic portal veins or splenic or superior mesenteric veins, isolated occlusion of splenic vein or superior mesenteric vein does not constitute EHPVO.
The right anterior and right posterior portal veins were divided with preservation of the left main branch.
Sections of liver stained with haematoxylin and eosin, Van Gieson and Gomori's reticulin argentation revealed increased portal collagenous tissue, sclerosis and thrombosis of small branches of portal veins, arterialisation of portal vein and regenerative hyperplastic nodules (Figure 3 a & b).
the effects of different dietary lysine levels on the serum amino acid concentrations, biochemical indices for the precaval and portal veins, and apparent nutrient digestibility in the growing pigs.
1) Intrahepatic shunts are less common and occur between intrahepatic portal veins and systemic veins.
Total hepatic isolation is recommended where the tumour is adjacent to or involves the IVC, or nestles in close proximity to the left or right portal veins.
Schistosomiasis is a disease caused by parasites entering humans by attaching to the skin, penetrating it, and then migrating through the venous system to the portal veins where they reproduce.