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arises from a union of veins from the gastric cardia; runs in the lesser omentum; empties into the portal vein left gastric vein , vena gastrica sinistra
tributary of the portal vein passing from the intestine between the two layers of mesentery mesenteric vein , vena mesenterica
small veins arising in skin around the navel; terminate as accessory portal veins paraumbilical vein , vena paraumbilicalis
shunt that is created surgically between the portal vein and the inferior vena cava so that blood from the abdominal organs can bypass the liver portacaval shunt
increase in blood pressure in the veins of the portal system caused by obstruction in the liver (often associated with alcoholic cirrhosis), causing enlargement of the spleen and collateral veins portal hypertension
receives veins from the upper surfaces of the stomach and empties into the portal vein pyloric vein , right gastric vein , vena gastrica-dextra
vein formed by several small veins on the surface of the spleen; joins the superior mesenteric to form the portal vein splenic vein , vena lienalis
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