Portal and umbilical venous blood supply to the liver in the human fetus near term.

@article{Haugen2004PortalAU,
  title={Portal and umbilical venous blood supply to the liver in the human fetus near term.},
  author={Guttorm Nils Haugen and Torvid Kiserud and Keith M. Godfrey and Sophie Crozier and Mark Eric Hanson},
  journal={Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={
          599-605
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the contribution of the umbilical (UV) and portal (PV) veins to blood supply to the human fetal liver in a low-risk population near term, and to assess the distribution between the left and right lobes. METHODS In 91 low-risk pregnancies with normally grown fetuses at 36 weeks of gestation we measured the distribution of blood in the UV and PV to the right and left hepatic lobes using ultrasound imaging and Doppler techniques. RESULTS The median (10(th), 90(th… CONTINUE READING
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