Hepatic Vein System

  • Eldar M. Gadžijev
  • Dean Ravnik


In general, the hepatic veins drain the liver through suprahepatic segmentation. As described by Couinaud, suprahepatic segmentation is exactly reflected by the external anatomical morphology of the liver. Consequently, the left hepatic vein drains the anatomic left lobe and the middle and right hepatic veins drain the right lobe, while the caudate lobe is the drainage region of short subhepatic veins.


Hepatic Vein Inferior Vena Portal System Caudate Lobe Middle Hepatic Vein 


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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eldar M. Gadžijev
    • 1
  • Dean Ravnik
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Gastroenterologic SurgeryUniversity Medical CentreLjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.LjubljanaSlovenia

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