hepatic vein


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hepatic vein

The vein that takes blood from the liver to the inferior vena cava.
See also: hepatic

hepatic vein

Any of the veins that drain the liver sinusoids into the inferior vena cava on the posterior surface of the liver. Inside the liver, central veins directly drain the sinusoids, the central veins then join into interlobular veins, and the interlobular veins merge to become hepatic veins. All the venous blood that enters the liver from both the portal vein and the hepatic artery leaves the liver through the hepatic veins.
See also: vein
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Monitoring of hepatic vein oxygen saturation is invasive and involves the insertion of a hepatic catheter.
A: Coronal computed tomography image of thorax/abdomen/pelvis with intravenous contrast demonstrating a large tumour thrombus extending into the right hepatic vein (double arrows) and just below the right atrium (single arrow).
These complications can occur either during access to the hepatic vein or during the creation of an intrahepatic tract or during manipulation of the portal vein and stent placement.
In another case where two Wallstents were deployed with partial overlap, it was not technically possible to remove the Wallstent from the hepatic vein and IVC; only the more cephalad Wallstent could be snared from the heart and repositioned into the femoral vein, where it was left (5).
A 32-mm compliant CODA balloon catheter (Cook Medical, Bloomington, IN) was advanced to the tip of the guidewire and an inflated, occluding the IVC and hepatic veins.
Central vein: Blood exits each liver lobule by way of the central vein, which feeds into the hepatic vein.
Jenkins described hepatic veins that were "not supposed to be there" in normal livers, patients with three portal veins where surgeons expected to find two, and the unexpected effects of collateral blood vessels that drain the middle hepatic vein.
This technique is combined with hepatic venous outflow control of the respective hepatic vein at its confluence with the IVC, to control back-bleeding.
Reassessing the role of medical therapy in the management of hepatic vein thrombosis.
TIPS involves creation of a low resistance channel between hepatic vein and the intra-hepatic portion of portal vein using angiography.
Other therapies are being used, including the transjugular intrahepatic portal systemic shunt (TIPS), in which a long catheter is inserted via the jugular vein in the neck, advanced into a hepatic vein and then into a large branch of the portal vein in the liver.