Hepatic Veins Picture
Hepatic vein - one of several short
veins originating within the lobes of the liver as small branches, which unite to form the
hepatic veins. These lead directly to the inferior vena cava, draining
blood from the liver.
Any of the veins that carry from the
liver the blood collected from the hepatic artery and portel vein and
that terminate in three large veins, designated right, middle, and left,
that open into the inferior vena cava below the diaphragm.