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What is the hepatic portal vein responsible for in you?

What is the hepatic portal vein responsible for in you?

Blood to liver: The hepatic portal vein is a blood vessel which conducts blood from the gastrointestinal tract and spleen to the liver. ...Read more

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What vein drains the stomach and empties into the hepatic portal vein?

What vein drains the stomach and empties into the hepatic portal vein?

Anatomy class: The right gastric vein (pyloric vein) drains blood from the lesser curvature of the stomach into the hepatic portal vein. It is part of the portal circulation. The left gastric vein (also known as the coronary vein) drains both gastric walls. It forms a loop with the right gastric vein at the lesser curvature of the stomach. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how hepatic portal vein anastomose with superior vena cava and inferior vena cava?

Can you tell me how hepatic portal vein anastomose with superior vena cava and inferior vena cava?

Normal anatomy?: The portal vein is majority blood supply to the liver. It carries nutrient-rich blood from the gut to the liver. After passing through the liver, blood leaves via the hepatic veins and enters the inferior vena cava. There is a procedure, called TIPS, which creates a direct shunt between the portal vein and hepatic vein. ...Read more

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If both hepatic portal vein and hepatic arteries have thrombosis how long would it take for the liver to become necrotic ?

Liver ischemia: There are 2 blood supplies to the liver. The portal vein which supplies about 80% and the hepatic artery which supplies about 20%. If both are occluded the liver can become ischemic and die. This can happen right away. If one is occluded in one of the larger branches though blood can find other routs to get to the liver tissue. Also, the thrombus may recannalize and some blood may get through. ...Read more

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Had CT of liver indicates hepatic portal vein mildly enlarge at 15 CM . Is this a sign of cirrhosis ?

Had CT of liver indicates hepatic portal vein mildly enlarge at 15 CM . Is this a sign of cirrhosis ?

Not in normal range: Upper limits of nor\mal is 1.2 cm main portal vein diameter. Distention may indicate blood not flowing noramlly through the liver. Cirrhosis is one cause. The direction of flow and waveform on Doppler ultrasound may be helpful. CT may show collateral vessels, shunts, and other abnormalities. Ask your doctor, about its significance and what other studies might be indicated. ...Read more

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What do you mean by hepatic veins and portal veins are patent?

Patent = open: It sounds like you've gotten a report from an imaging study, such as CT, MRI, or ultrasound (or even certain types of surgery or procedure). When the radiologist or other specialist was evaluating images of the hepatic and portal veins of the liver (or observing the vessels directly), he or she noted that blood was flowing normally through them. That is the definition of "patent." ...Read more

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What does it mean to say portal and hepatic veins are patent?

Evaluation liver: Portal vein is the main blood flow to the liver it occluded sometime with thrombosis that is usually treated with blood thinners like Coumadin (warfarin) . Hepatic veins drains blood from liver to the heart , if they occlude the patient will develop jaundice and sometimes severe liver dysfunction . Really depends why you had the test for ? ...Read more

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I have an ultrasound showing enlarged liver measuring 16.9 CM with raised echogencity,c.b.d,portal vein,ivc & hepatic veins are normal.

I have an ultrasound showing enlarged liver measuring 16.9 CM with raised echogencity,c.b.d,portal vein,ivc & hepatic veins are normal.

Fatty liver?: Increased echogencity of liver usually related to fat deposition in overweight individuals.Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) now most common cause of chronic liver disease in the U.S. Fatty liver can also occur after drinking moderate or large amounts of alcohol. Sometimes elevation of liver enzymes.Nonalcoholic steatohepatisis (NASH) similar to alcoholic liver disease in nondrinkers. ...Read more

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Increased /coarse hepatic parenchymal echotexture (liver parenchymal disease ) with prominent portal vein and splenomegaly? Wat it means

Increased /coarse hepatic parenchymal echotexture (liver parenchymal disease ) with prominent portal vein and splenomegaly?  Wat it means

Severe damage: When damage to the liver occurs for a long time, meaning years, the liver becomes scarred and the veins that bring blood to the liver become distended because of resistance inside the liver. This increased pressure causes the spleen to take more blood and become enlarged. This is called cirrhosis of the liver and can be due to any number of things including alcohol and viral hepatitis. ...Read more

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