hepatic portal vein


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Noun1.hepatic 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"
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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.
A region of interest (ROI) of two-thirds of the diameter of the vessel (30–50 mm [sup]2) was chosen on the arteries, portal vein, and inferior vena cava (at the site where the renal vein joins the vena cava and at the second hepatic portal vein level) to measure the CT number.
The liver alone has two blood supplies, the hepatic artery conveying oxygen-rich blood from the heart and the hepatic portal vein dropping off blood drained from the intestines and spleen.