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left hepatic vein

 

Definition: vein draining the medial segment [IV] and the left lateral segments [II & III] of the liver, a single or paired trunk of variable size that usually (90% of the time) merges with the middle hepatic vein before entering the terminal portion of the superior vena cava.

Synonym(s): venae hepaticae sinistraeTA

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