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Branches of Hepatic Portal Vein
Cardiovascular System

Branches of Hepatic Portal Vein

Rami venae portae hepatis

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Description

The hepatic portal vein enters the liver through the porta hepatis and divides into left and right branches, which will deliver nutrient-rich, oxygen-poor venous blood to their respective lobes of the liver. The right and left branches of the hepatic portal vein will divide into smaller venous branches that will isolate into specific segments of the liver.

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List of Clinical Correlates

- Liver transplantation

- Hepatic resection

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Hepatic Portal Vein

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Hepatic PV carries venous blood from the spleen and gastrointestinal tract to the liver.

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