Portal vein normal anatomy and variants: implication for liver surgery and portal vein embolization.

@article{Schmidt2008PortalVN,
  title={Portal vein normal anatomy and variants: implication for liver surgery and portal vein embolization.},
  author={Sabine S. Schmidt and Nicolas Demartines and Luc Soler and Pierre Schnyder and Alban Denys},
  journal={Seminars in interventional radiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={86-91}
}
The normal anatomy of the portal vein is defined as a division of the main portal vein into two branches-the left (supplying segments II, III, and IV) and right portal veins; the right dividing secondarily into two branches-the anterior (supplying segments V and VIII) and the posterior (supplying segments VI and VII) portal veins. Variants are frequent and account for 20 to 35% of the population. The most frequent variants are portal trifurcation with division of the main portal vein into the… CONTINUE READING