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Accessory right inferior hepatic vein

An accessory right inferior hepatic vein is the most common variation of the hepatic veins.  It is present in up to 48% of the population and drains the posterior part of the right lobe (mainly segments VI and VII) directly into the inferior vena cava (IVC).

Variations in hepatic vascular anatomy are particularly important in the setting of liver surgery, transplantation and radiological intervention.

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic

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rID: 834
Section: Anatomy
Tag: stub, stub, vein
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  • Accessory right inferior hepatic veins

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