Cystic vein

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Cystic vein
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The portal vein and its tributaries.
Details
Drains fromgallbladder
Drains tohepatic portal vein
Arterycystic artery
Identifiers
Latinvena cystica
TAA12.3.12.012
FMA15403
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.

References[edit]

This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 682 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

External links[edit]

  • Fine A (1997). "The cystic vein: the significance of a forgotten anatomic landmark". JSLS. 1 (3): 263–6. PMC 3016730. PMID 9876684.