splenic vein


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splen·ic vein

[TA]
arises by the union of several small veins at the hilum on the anterior surface of the spleen with the short gastric and left gastroomental veins; passes backward through the splenorenal ligament to the left kidney, then runs behind the upper border of the pancreas to the neck of the pancreas where it joins the superior mesenteric vein to form the portal vein.
Synonym(s): vena splenica [TA], vena lienalis

splenic vein

splen·ic vein

(splen'ik vān) [TA]
Arises by the union of several small veins at the hilum on the anterior surface of the spleen with the short gastric and left gastroepiploic veins; passes backward through the splenorenal ligament to the left kidney, then runs behind the upper border of the pancreas to the neck of the pancreas, where it joins the superior mesenteric vein to form the portal vein.

splenic vein

A large vein that drains the spleen and empties into the portal vein. Tributaries of the splenic vein include the short gastric, left gastroepiploic, and pancreatic veins.
See also: vein
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Early diagnosis is crucial to prevent the potentially life-threatening complications of painful splenomegaly, splenic rupture, and splenic vein thrombosis.
However, due to a high index of clinical suspicion, mesenteric angiography with venous phase imaging was performed and confirmed the diagnosis of splenic vein occlusion, Both patients underwent successful open splenectomy.
Slow flow in the splenic vein through the graft can cause a pseudothrombosis appearance.
CT diagnosis of pancreatic injury in children: Significance of fluid separating the splenic vein and pancreas.
In the case of portal vein thrombosis or previous portal vein surgery, a donor iliac vein jump graft may be interposed between the recipient superior mesenteric vein or splenic vein and the donor portal vein.
Most cases of reported postsplenectomy thrombosis have been in portal, mesenteric, and splenic veins (8).