Ligamentum venosum

The ligamentum venosum is a fibrous remnant which travels superiorly from porta hepatis to the liver and then reaches the inferior vena cava. It is often obliterated in adults. 

In the fetus, it is patent and known as ductus venosus, shunting blood from the umbilical vein to inferior vena cava (thus bypassing the liver).

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic
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Section: Anatomy
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