Cystic vein

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Vein: Cystic vein
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The portal vein and its tributaries.
Latin vena cystica
Gray's p.682
Drains from gallbladder
Drains to hepatic portal vein
Artery cystic artery

When present the cystic vein drains the blood from the gall-bladder, and, accompanying the cystic duct, usually ends in the right branch of the portal vein. It is usually not present, and the blood drains via small veins in the gall-bladder bed directly to the parenchyma of the liver.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.