Definition: veins, usually anterior and posterior, which drain the neck of the gallbladder and cystic duct, along which they pass to enter the right branch of the portal vein; they communicate extensively with surrounding veins of the stomach, duodenum, and pancreas.
Synonym(s): vena cysticaTA
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