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Transverse Part of Left Branch of Hepatic Portal Vein
Cardiovascular System

Transverse Part of Left Branch of Hepatic Portal Vein

Pars transversa rami sinistri venae portae hepatis

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Quick Facts

Origin: First segment of the left branch of the hepatic portal vein.

Course: Extends from the bifurcation of the hepatic portal vein to the ligamentum venosum.

Branches: None.

Supplied Structures: Left half of the liver.

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Origin

The transverse part of the left branch of the hepatic portal vein originates as the first segment of the left branch of the hepatic portal vein.

Course

The transverse part of the left branch of the hepatic portal vein begins at the bifurcation of the hepatic portal vein. This vein spans from the bifurcation to the point of connection to the obliterated left umbilical vein (also known as the ligamentum venosum).

Branches

The transverse part of the left branch of the hepatic portal vein continues as the umbilical part, which ultimately supplies the left part of the liver.

Supplied Structures

The transverse part of the left branch of the hepatic portal vein supplies nutrient-rich venous blood from the digestive tract to the left liver.

List of Clinical Correlates

- Liver transplantation

- Hepatic resection

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Hepatic Portal Vein

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