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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In our case, we discussed a malpositioned functioning permanent catheter in the hepatic vein. A catheter malposition may end up in the hepatic vein as was the case in our study.
As part of hepatitis work-up, the patient underwent liver ultrasound, which revealed dilated IVC and hepatic veins (Figure 1).
Five diagnostic criteria must be met to diagnose INCPH: (1) clinical evidence of portal hypertension, (2) absence of cirrhosis or advanced fibrosis on liver biopsy, (3) intrahepatic etiologies of liver disease such as viral hepatitis and fatty liver disease, (4) Sarcoidosis, Schistosomiasis, and congenital hepatic fibrosis, and (5) patent portal and hepatic veins [4].
Only a proper bending angle can ensure the needle to move toward portal vein after puncturing outside hepatic vein and then puncture into the branch of portal vein.
In these studies, portal vein and hepatic vein diameters are combined, their waveform changes, and the transient time is estimated using contrast-enhanced ultrasonography.
Right hepatic vein was selectively cannulated and catheter position confirmed by vein angiogram.
As we can see from Table 1 the most commonly reported location of thrombosis is in the hepatic veins (6/19) followed by DVT (5/19).
An abdominal ultrasound with Doppler revealed patent TIPS and patent hepatic vasculature including the hepatic vein.
Caption: FIGURE 1: Triple phase CT scan notable for a near water attenuating cyst occupying the central sections of the liver with involvement of the middle hepatic vein. There are few clustered microcalcifications in the cyst.
Hepatic vein wedge pressure was only available for 15 of the 46 patients (33%) and was therefore not included in the comparative analysis.