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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1,2 As measuring HVPG is an invasive procedure, alternative methods, as observing hepatic vein Doppler waveform, are also being studies in cirrhotic and non cirrhotic patients.
Based on present results, it was concluded that the plasma VFA concentration and flux were increased, whereas ratio of acetate to propionate was decreased in portal, hepatic vein and femoral artery of goats fed low forage diets compared with high forage diets.
diffuse and multiple communications between peripheral portal and hepatic veins in several segments.
2] As with the CUSA, water jet techniques are effective for dissecting out major hepatic veins when tumours are in close proximity.
However, in case of liver cirrhosis hepatic veins wedge pressure (sinusoidal) and the pressure in the main trunk of portal vein are the same, but the stasis extends to branches of portal vein [7].
Notably, the thrombus slid out of the hepatic vein without evidence of hepatic attachment or infiltration (Fig.
Budd Chiari syndrome (BCS) is a rare disorder that results from hepatic venous outflow tract obstruction, occurring anywhere from the small hepatic veins to the suprahepatic inferior vena cava.
The majority of venous drainage is by three hepatic veins which join the vena cava.
Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria revealed by hepatic vein thrombosis (Budd-Chiari syndrome) during infliximab therapy.
The portal tract and the hepatic vein roughly demarcate the lobule, with branches of the portal tract located at its periphery and the hepatic vein at its center.
Pulmonary artery aneurysm accounted for 7%, superior vena cava syndrome 5%, and Budd-Chiari syndrome secondary to hepatic vein stenosis 3.