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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sup][2] In this case, the splenic vein and superior mesenteric vein joined together, drained into the hemiazygos vein, and ultimately entered the superior vena cava through the azygos vein.
Prospective study of the incidence and risk factors of postsplenectomy thrombosis of the portal, mesenteric, and splenic veins," Archives of Surgery, vol.
Thrombosed splenic vein with intact splenic artery induces hypertensive short gastric veins that can develop into varices in the gastric fundal submucosa.
The neoplasm completely encased the splenic vein, within which thrombus formation was detected [Figure 2].
Portal hypertension was defined by the following criteria: (1) portal vein diameter larger than 12 mm; (2) mesenteric and splenic veins larger than 9 mm; (3) the presence of collateral routes; and (4) spleen index larger than 20 [cm.
9 ng/ml Peripheral vein GHRH (<50) pg/ml 4800 pg/ml 42 pg/ml Splenic vein GHRH NA 289000 pg/ml -- m-RNA for GHRH in resected tumor NA 235000 pg/mg Table 2.
Her spleen is enlarged (21 cm), and there is reversed flow in the splenic vein.
The notes stated: "Splenic artery was ligated as it came off the celiac and splenic vein ligated as it terminated into the portal vein.
Chest X-ray: Normal Contrast Enhanced CT(CECT) whole abdomen: SMV thrombosis with splenic vein thrombosis extending into portal vein multiple splenic infarcts, bowel wall edema with ascites (Figure 1, 2, 3, 4)
Sometimes the pancreatic body and tail carcinoma can induce splenic vein occlusion, leading to pancreatic sinistral portal hypertension (PSPH).
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) causing portosplenic, superior mesenteric, and splenic vein thrombosis resulting in splenic rupture and pulmonary emboli formation.