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Anterior Right Branch of Hepatic Portal Vein
Cardiovascular System

Anterior Right Branch of Hepatic Portal Vein

Ramus dexter anterior venae portae hepatis

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Quick Facts

Origin: Right branch of the hepatic portal vein.

Course: Travels from left to right at the point of branching from the right branch of the hepatic portal vein.

Branches: Segment V and VIII branches.

Supplied Structures: Segment V and VIII of the right half of the liver.

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Origin

The anterior right branch of the hepatic portal vein arises immediately after the hepatic portal vein bifurcates into the left and right branches.

Course

The anterior right branch of the hepatic portal vein travels from left to right in the parenchyma of the right liver.

Branches

Typically, the anterior right branch of the hepatic portal vein terminates as branches for segments V and VIII, and occasionally a branch to segment I (Standring, 2016).

Supplied Structures

The anterior right branch of the hepatic portal vein supplies nutrient-rich venous blood from the digestive tract to segments within the right half of the liver.

List of Clinical Correlates

- Liver transplantation

- Hepatic resection

References

Standring, S. (2016) Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. Gray's Anatomy Series 41 edn.: Elsevier Limited.

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