portal vein

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portal vein

[′pȯrd·əl ‚vān]
(anatomy)
Any vein that terminates in a network of capillaries.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Out of 15(50%) patients with extra hepatic portal vein obstruction (EHPVO) 9(29.7%) patients underwent distal splenorenal shunt surgery, while 2(6.6%) patients were lost to follow-up.
The umbilical vein divides into two structures at the liver (ductus venosus and a branch that communicates with the hepatic portal vein).
Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) refers to an obstruction in the trunk of the hepatic portal vein, originating from the confluence of the superior mesenteric and splenic veins posterior to the neck of the pancreas.
The liver alone has two blood supplies, the hepatic artery conveying oxygen-rich blood from the heart and the hepatic portal vein dropping off blood drained from the intestines and spleen.
Makwane, "Portal biliopathy in extra hepatic portal vein obstruction," Indian Journal of Gastroenterology, p.