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Posterior Right Branch of Hepatic Portal Vein
Cardiovascular System

Posterior Right Branch of Hepatic Portal Vein

Ramus dexter posterior 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 VI and VII veins.

Supplied Structures: Segments VI and VII of the liver.

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Origin

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

Course

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

Branches

The posterior right branch of the hepatic portal vein typically terminates by dividing into segment VI and VII veins.

Supplied Structures

The posterior 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

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