systemic vein


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systemic vein

A vein that is carrying deoxygenated blood (thus, it is not a pulmonary vein) and that empties into a vein and not into a capillary (thus, it is not a portal vein).
See also: vein
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Abernethy malformation is a congenital extra hepatic portosystemic shunt (CEPS) that develops between the porto-mesenteric vasculature and the systemic veins. (1) John Abernethy gave the first account of absent portal vein and congenital mesenteric-caval shunt.
Congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunts are characterized by portomesenteric blood draining directly to a systemic vein, bypassing hepatic flow either completely or partially.
PAPVR is an uncommon abnormality that may be incidentally detected at CT scans performed for other unrelated conditions, and it consists of one or more (but not all) anomalous pulmonary veins draining into a systemic vein [1,2].
The case presented huge challenges at every step, as the girl was diagnosed with total anomalous systemic venous connection -- where all the systemic veins were abnormally connected to the atrium that drained into the left ventricle.
Septic pulmonary embolism was one of the evident complications in this case, and its physiopathology is characterized by the generation of thrombi containing microorganisms that subsequently travel through systemic veins to the right side of the heart, obstructing pulmonary vessels, and leading to septic infarction of the parenchyma [9, 10].

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