right hepatic veins

right he·pa·tic veins

[TA]
veins draining much of the right lobe of the liver (posterior lateral segment [VI] and right anterior lateral segment [VI] and the lateral parts of the posterior and inferior anterior medial segments [V and VII]) that merge to form a single or sometimes double trunk, draining into the right side of the suprahepatic portion of the inferior vena cava (between the superior surface of the liver and the diaphragm); when single, it is the largest vein of the liver.
Synonym(s): venae hepaticae dextrae [TA]
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The CT scan that was acquired 70 seconds after the start of IV contrast administration showed a contrast agent deposit with a blood-contrast level in the dependent portion of the superior vena cava (Figure 1A) and the inferior vena cava (Figure 1B), dense opacification of the right portal and right hepatic veins (Figure 1C), contrast material pooling in the right renal parenchyma (Figure 1D), and a nonenhanced small abdominal aorta (Figure 1B, C, and D).