In human anatomy, the hepatic veins are the blood vessels that drain de-oxygenated blood from the liver and blood cleaned by the liver (from the stomach, pancreas, small intestine and colon) into the inferior vena cava.
They arise from the substance of the liver, more specifically the central vein of the liver lobule. None of the hepatic veins have valves.
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... Access to the liver, as the name transjugular suggests, is gained via the internal jugular vein in the neck ... Once access to the jugular vein is confirmed, a guidewire and introducer sheath are typically placed to facilitate the shunt's placement ... radiologist to gain access to the patient's hepatic vein by traveling from the superior vena cava into the inferior vena cava and finally the hepatic vein ...
... Occlusion of the hepatic veins is known as Budd-Chiari syndrome. ...
... of the anterior segment The central area where the common bile duct, hepatic portal vein, and hepatic artery proper enter is the hilum or "porta hepatis" ... The duct, vein, and artery divide into left and right branches, and the portions of the liver supplied by these branches constitute the functional left and right lobes ... The middle hepatic vein also demarcates the true right and left lobes ...
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