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.
KeywordsHepatic Vein Inferior Vena Portal System Caudate Lobe Middle Hepatic Vein
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