hepatic vein

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Related to Hepatic veins: Renal veins, hepatic portal veins
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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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Blood flows from the hepatic arterioles and portal venules into the sinusoids, filters across the hepatic lobule and collects in the central vein and hepatic venules to drain into the hepatic veins.
Furthermore, the hepatic veins connected directly to the right atrium.
Sonographically, the hepatic veins are followed from the vena cava to the periphery; all segment branches of the portal vein are identified starting from the liilus and the parenchyma is carefully examined for lesions.
Identification of segments VI and VII of the liver based on the ramification patterns of the intrahepatic portal and hepatic veins.
In our study, we have simply considered the diameter of portal vein and not used any combination with hepatic veins, waveform changes, or transient time.
Intra-operative ultrasound was routinely performed to define the relationship between the tumour and major intrahepatic vessels, any tumour invasion of portal vein or hepatic veins, and to detect any lesions in the contralateral lobe.
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).
Air in the portal vein cannot enter the hepatic veins and inferior vena cava.
Inferior hepatic veins with diameters >5 mm are dissected in a way to be anastomosed to the vena cava inferior, and veins with diameters <5 mm are transected with ligation.
Lt sided IVC was found draining in hepatic sinusoids on Rt side and ultimately draining in right atrium (RA) via hepatic veins, Rt sided IVC was draining in RSVC via Azygous continuation (fig-3).
Suprahepatic IVC (black curved arrow) is formed only from the hepatic veins and drains as usual into the right atrium.