hepatic vein

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hepatic vein

[he′pad·ik ′vān]
(anatomy)
A blood vessel that drains blood from the liver into the inferior vena cava.
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Following this, the TIPS procedure was started in usual fashion, and a Colapinto needle (Cook Medical, Bloomington, IN) was positioned in the hepatic vein stump or intrahepatic IVC.
On contrast-enhanced CT, a rounded mass with strong homogenous enhancement is demonstrated, with abnormal communication between a portal vein branch and hepatic vein or IVC.
Hepatic vein pressure gradient reduction and prevention of variceal bleeding in cirrhosis: a systematic review.
2000, 2003) and laparotomy to make hepatic veins and bile duct visible by clearing the tissues around them.
They traced the problem to small branches of the middle hepatic vein that had been truncated in the donated liver.
6) The normal waveform demonstrates 2 hepatofugal peaks reflecting right atrial filing during ventricular systole and diastole, followed by a hepatopetal peak from retrograde flow into the hepatic veins during atrial contraction.
16) Practical considerations include meticulous technique, keeping the donor hepatic vein short, and constructing the anastomosis to the common orifice of the recipient's left and middle hepatic veins, carefully everting the anastomosis.
A 32-mm compliant CODA balloon catheter (Cook Medical, Bloomington, IN) was advanced to the tip of the guidewire and an inflated, occluding the IVC and hepatic veins.
The portal vein and hepatic veins were hypoplastic.
Celiac arterial angiography revealed marked dilation, tortuosity and a corkscrewlike appearance of the left hepatic arterial branches, pooling of the contrast medium in the venous phase, and early visualization of the hepatic veins, signifying A-V shunts.
Arterioportal and arteriovenous shunting alter the waveforms of the portal and hepatic veins.