Vascular Diseases of the Liver

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The portal vein, formed by the convergence of the splenic and superior mesenteric veins, constitutes the primary blood supply to the liver. After perfusing the liver, venous blood reenters the systemic circulation through the hepatic veins and suprahepatic inferior vena cava.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board Review, Third Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781420092240
ISBN (Print)9781420092233
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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