Cystic vein

When present the cystic vein drains the blood from the gall-bladder, and, accompanying the cystic duct, usually ends in the right branch of the portal vein. It is usually not present, and the blood drains via small veins in the gall-bladder bed directly to the parenchyma of the liver.

Cystic vein
The portal vein and its tributaries.
Drains fromgallbladder
Drains tohepatic portal vein
Arterycystic artery
Latinvena cystica
Anatomical terminology


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 682 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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