The hepatic portal vein (often portal vein for short) is a portal vein in the human body that drains blood from the digestive system and its associated glands. It is one of the main components of the hepatic portal venous system.
It is formed by the union of the
and divides into a right and a left branch immediately before entering the liver.
Note that the portal vein drains blood into the liver, not from the liver. The blood enters the liver via the portal vein, is then cleaned by the liver, before draining into the inferior vena cava via the hepatic veins. The inferior mesenteric vein usually does not directly connect to the hepatic portal vein; it drains into the splenic vein.
Portal vein branches into many generation of vessels that open into hepatic sinusoids. Blood is recollected into the hepatic vein and enters the inferior vena cava.
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