portal vein

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portal vein

[′pȯrd·əl ‚vān]
(anatomy)
Any vein that terminates in a network of capillaries.
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Currently, hepatic portal vein hypertension is diagnosed by measuring HVPG, an invasive and expensive test which requires local anaesthesia and the use of contrast material that may harm the kidneys, and exposes the patient to radiation.
The cells are then infused into the hepatic portal vein over six days.
In addition, the hepatic portal vein receives deoxygenated blood from the inferior and superior mesenteric veins and the splenic vein.