Cystic vein

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Cystic vein
The portal vein and its tributaries.
Drains from gallbladder
Drains to hepatic portal vein
Artery cystic artery
Latin vena cystica
TA A12.3.12.012
FMA 15403
Anatomical terminology

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.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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