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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Hepatic infarction is uncommon due to the dual blood supply from the hepatic artery and portal vein as well as extensive collateral vessels.
Then, on d 5, blood samples from each pig were collected simultaneously from the portal vein catheters at 0.
single large shunt that connects the right portal vein to the inferior vena cava (IVC) (most common)
Ligation of the respective hepatic artery and portal vein can be performed en masse or individually.
Some branches of the portal vein were also remarkably dilated and often emptied into ectatic sinusoids at the limiting plates.
Pancreatic arteriovenous malformation may be associated with portal hypertension, portal vein thrombosis and pancreatitis.
The association of necrotising enterocolitis with air in the portal vein was first documented 50 years ago (4) and is a result of bowel wall gas embolising into the portal venous system.
Doppler ultrasound revealed the hepatic vein and portal vein to be patent with normal directional flow.
The portal vein anastomosis is usually performed via an end-to-end anastomosis between donor and recipient.
Portal tract remnants had several appearances, including artery/duct pairs, unaccompanied arteries, or unaccompanied ducts, usually with absent portal vein.
These images are recognized by the presence of contrast in hepatic arteries and portal veins and absence of contrast in hepatic veins.