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 6 and 7) directly into the inferior vena cava.

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


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rID: 834
Section: Anatomy
Tags: vascular, stub, cases, vein
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