hepatic veins


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he·pa·tic veins

[TA]
the veins that drain the liver; they collect blood from the central veins and terminate in three large veins opening into the inferior vena cava below the diaphragm and several small inconstant veins entering the vena cava at more inferior levels.
Synonym(s): venae hepaticae [TA]

hepatic veins

Etymology: Gk, hēpar, liver; L, vena
the three main veins, the right, middle, and left, that drain the blood returned from the liver into the inferior vena cava.

he·pat·ic veins

(hĕ-pat'ik vānz) [TA]
Having drained the liver, these collect blood from the central veins and terminate in three large veins opening into the inferior vena cava below the diaphragm and several small inconstant veins entering the vena cava at more inferior levels.
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As a result of this technique and as a result of what we have learned with this, we can now do selective reconstruction of those branches that drain from the front part of the right lobe of the liver into the middle hepatic vein," Dr.
2,7) Full liver transplants require evaluation at the site of anastomosis as well as individual interrogation of the right, middle, and left hepatic veins.
The intracaval balloon was repositioned below the level of the inflow of the hepatic veins.
The hepatic arteries and their branches were markedly dilated and tortuous, whereas the portal and hepatic veins only showed mild dilation and thickening of the walls, as shown in Figure 1.
de la Garza, "The standard treatment by which others are judged is still Dacarbazine (DTIC) which carries with it severe nausea and vomiting, and a potentially lethal side effect of acute liver necrosis by thrombosis of the hepatic veins.
Abdominal CT scan demonstrated a mildly enlarged liver with dilated hepatic veins, dilated inferior vena cava (Fig.
Three-dimensional reconstructions are not possible in this case; however, the images are generally more than adequate to assess the patency of the inferior vena cava (IVC), hepatic veins and mesenteric veins (Figure 2).
Magnetic resonance imaging scan confirmed the level of tumour thrombus while suggesting that the short hepatic veins and the wall of the vena cava were not involved (Fig.
The sinus venosus defect was closed with a Gore-Tex patch, taking care to leave the hepatic veins to the right side of the septum, and the defect in the oval fossa was closed directly.
The retrohepatic cava is approximately 8 to 10 cm long, and it receives venous return from the large right, middle, and left hepatic veins.
There was invasion and thrombosis of the portal and hepatic veins by the mass (Figure 2).
Classic BCS results from obstruction of the 3 major hepatic veins or the inferior vena cava.